This is a classic example of one of the world's best grape varieties, in one of the regions in which it is at its most individually expressive. Aromatic and complex with vibrant, bright yellow and green fruit flavours, lime peel and even the famed monoterpenes of kerosene, this is a generous and delicious wine that will keep you coming back for more, while searching out others from this wonderful region.
This wine is made almost entirely from grapes grown in the Burge's own Eden Valley vineyards in the the Corryton Park Homestead, showing how much they prize this lovely variety. An additional 20% is sourced from the 100-year-old Nitschke vineyard which is in the neighbouring estate.
This is one of the best-value Rieslings we have!
The Burge family have lived in the Corryton Park Homestead since their parents bought it in the 1990s, at which stage they registered the name as a company - just in case they had to use it - which is very handy: the Grant Burge winery and name and use of the name was sold to Accolade wines in 2015 and of course means that they're never, ever allowed to use the name in association with wine. However, because they registered this one earlier, they're out of the loop.
Plus, they sold the name: they held onto the winery itself in Illaparra, the Cellar-door (which is a term for a winery's own shop) in Tanunda, and possibly most importantly, the 300 hectares of vineyard across south Australia. These feed numerous other family projects, but it's the Corryton project that has the potential to best emulate the previous successes of the family history.
The lovely label depicts a Gryffin (or gryphon), of which two stone carvings sit on the gates of the estate. Legend has it that these fantastical beasts guarded gems and precious metals: the analogy for the winery, homestead and vineyard isn't lost on the family!
Region: Eden Valley
Style: Svelte, Structured, Soft, Smooth, Round, Refined, Medium Bodied, Juicy, Gentle, Fruity, Fleshy, Engaging, Elegant, Dry, Complex, Bright, Balanced
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