The Poonawatta wine brand takes its name from the Poonawatta property in South Australia’s beautiful Eden Valley, a region synonymous with world class Riesling and Shiraz. A boutique producer of hand crafted artisan wines, Poonawatta is about authenticity and a sense of place; with limited production and a philosophy and passion that strives to attain the best from every vintage, while meeting our environmental obligations through a commitment to sustainability and responsible guardianship.
The Eden is produced from a single vineyard of five acres (two hectares) in the heart of the Eden Valley region, established in the 1970s. These old vines cling to the poorest soils on the Poonawatta property; the lean environment keeping the yields low, the flavours concentrated and the fruit pure. A minimalist approach is taken to all aspects of vineyard management to ensure low yielding vines that maximise fruit intensity. Irrigation is used only to maintain canopy health, not to increase fruit production with average yields at two tonne to the acre.
The near-50yo vineyard planted '72 typically yields 2t/a. This is a majestic wine, filling every corner of the mouth with layer upon layer of lime and Meyer lemon juice flavours. A great bargain, that could command twice its price. Drink to: 2034; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: March 2020; Alcohol: 12.2%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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