Riesling ‘Reserve’ Eden Valley Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley 2016
Bethany Wines, Tanunda, Barossa Valley
With some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, Bethany Wines has special place in the region’s winemaking story. Johann Gottlob Schrapel and his family arrived from Silesia on the George Washington in 1844. This was just eight years after South Australia was settled. Like many Silesian migrants, they travelled by ox cart to Bethany (Bethanien), and established the Barossa’s first settlement. Johann planted the first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carried from Europe. He built a wine cellar and had reputation as a winemaker. Despite this our family were grape growers for the next four generations.
Fine and pure citrus limes and zest layered over sweeter pears and cut with soft chalky acidity. Palate is finely balanced fluid and with great length.
Grape: 100% Riesling