Jacob's Creek: Steingarten Riesling
Steingarten Riesling is regarded as one of the benchmark examples of fine Australian Riesling made in a dry style and is the highest quality Riesling made under the Jacob’s Creek label.
Today the grapes are harvested from selected older Riesling blocks within Eden Valley including the Steingarten Vineyard. These prized Riesling vineyards are of easterly aspect and so are protected from the afternoon sun by the surrounding hills and ranges. The vines survive in predominately shallow soils over fractured shale or schist rock which drives the classic mineral character of this wine.
Steingarten Riesling displays classic cool climate Riesling characters, revealing intense lime, grapefruit and rose petal notes which are harmoniously entwined with a dry flinty mineral structure that adds persistence and length, providing excellent potential to develop further with careful cellaring for twenty or more years.