ZEITPUNKT* REDUX {MUSEUM RELEASE} Organic Eden Valley Riesling

ZEITPUNKT* REDUX {MUSEUM RELEASE} Organic Eden Valley Riesling

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Almost 5 years ago, anticipating its superior ageability, we decided to set aside 400 bottles only of the 2017 Zeitpunkt* Organic Riesling for careful cellaring. The wait is finally over and oh-so worth it!

INTRODUCING: ZEITPUNKT* REDUX 2017!

“Zeitpunkt” is German for moment in time {literally - time point}. This wine is a puritanical snapshot of moment inn history: 11th March 2017... that's when we decided the time was right to capture these pristine Riesling grapes, organically grown in Southern Eden Valley soils. Our mission for Zeitpunkt* has always been the same: get out of the way and let the vines do the talking.

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela 
Varietal: Riesling
Region: Eden Valley
Alc/Vol: 11.0%
pH: 3.1
Acidity: 6.1
Bottle size: 750 mL

2017
93/100 "Shows the unusually aromatic perfumed florals and spice the cool vintage has bestowed on Eden Valley riesling, in company with the more familiar slate and citrus notes. Beautifully balanced and poised, with delicate fruit sweetness underpinned by minerally and very natural feeling acidity. Hard to resist drinking this now." - Steven Creber, Halliday

93/100 "Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented on solids. Shows the unusually aromatic perfumed florals and spice that this cool vintage has bestowed on Eden Valley Riesling, in company with the more familiar slate and citrus notes. Beautifully balanced and poised, with delicate fruit sweetness underpinned by minerality and very natural feeling acidity. Hard to resist drinking this now." - James Halliday's Cellaring Selections

92+pts "Ultra clean and cool. Pure Eden Valley. Textbook. Blossomy and reserved at once. Bath salts, lime rind, spice. Elegant length. Will be beautiful in a few years." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

17.75/20 "Clean, fresh fragrance of light linen and lime. Cumquat citrus, ground brown spices, daffodil floral and minerally quartz rocks and slate. Pure and refined expression with ethereal juxtaposing rocky mineral lines. Limey acidity is contradictory: saliva inducing and thirst slaking. Cool, stony with a heart of lime pips and a long tail." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

2015
94/100 "Light colour, belying its age. The bouquet has some buttered toast nuances that are developed and alluring, minerals too, and the wine is at that lovely in-between stage, half way between youthful freshness and developed complexity. A very attractive wine." - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

94/100 "Hand-picked from the Ahrens Vineyard. A fine, slatey, zesty wine, high on finesse, but with a fierce whip of flavour to close." - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday

93/100 "Hardly showing any age at all with just a hint of TDN (1,1,6-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene) influenced “kerosene,” otherwise still showing a clean set of heels: lime and cumquat citrus, yellows floral, talc and wet slate. Still pure and delicate, espousing subtle texture with mineral, stony hints. Acidity still sings brightly and balanced. Have no problems putting it away for another 5 years." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

Hot 100 SA Wines "Intense brown lime cordial notes, musk confection, showing a balance of lightness and fruit. So many playful elements in this wine that are made complex by maturity, almost queen-like in personality" - Adelaide Review