3.3t Mark Bartholomaus
0.5t John and Karina
1.1t John and Karina Schaefer
100% Eden Valley
4740 Bottles produced
The 2015 Eden Edge is my ‘crack’ at what I‘d like to see as the Barossa’s own unique and lauded white blend. This crisp delicious wine brings together the two greatest (in my opinion) Barossa varieties in the one bottle – Riesling 75% and Semillon 25%.
Riesling grown by Mark Bartholomaus on his Eden Valley old block forms the foundation of the 2016 Eden Edge. His fruit is Co-fermented with John and Karina Schaefer’s Long Gully Road Vineyard Semillon and Riesling. Mark Bartholomaus’s Block is located in the heart of the Eden Valley township. Mark’s fruit is defined by it’s incisive structure chock full of juicy limes and citrus. John and Karina Schaefer’s vineyard is tucked back into the first folds of the Barossa ranges and their southern boundary is about 300m inside the Eden Valley GI. The Semillon and Riesling sourced from their block have the kinship of common soil and location and Citrus-y nuance that work beautifully with each other. When brought together, higher altitude Eden Valley line and drive creates the backbone the generosity of the Long Gully Road ‘garden’ fleshes out perfectly. Although almost 20km apart by the shortest drive, both these blocks share a common element that creates the music in your mouth. The hilly topography nurture and protect the vines in each different, but in their own way ideal combinations of position and soil. The Eden Valley Ranges capture and funnel cool moist air through the vineyards in the night while the days gather the warmth of late summer / early Autumn sunshine. Mix the elements together and shake them up and you have the essential ingredients for developing the delicious flavours that drive the Eden Edge. The 2015 Eden Edge was crafted with minimal intervention from fruit chock full of ‘Crispy Deliciousness’. Whole bunch pressing was followed by long cool slow fermentation. This blend spent around 5 months on un-stirred lees before being racked in August then and bottled in November 2016. Raise your glass and savor the new ‘Barossa Edge!”
Very Bright light new straw with hints of pale lime green.
Minerally limes and lemons under-laid with a light beady yeasty complexity
Bold crisp yet rich structure of ripe lemon lime curd with a dollop of sorbet. Firm and balanced acidity with a pleasing phenolic line over a full and delicious mid palate. Long on flavour yet light and lithe in the mouth. An excellent candidate for aging but brilliant in the first flush of youth. Guaranteed to be a complex and rewarding drink!