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Hewitson - Gun Metal Riesling 2020


Eden Valley is recognised as one of the world’s great Riesling regions. This single vineyard is recognised as one of the best Eden Valley vineyards. The specific topography and mineral profile provide ideal conditions for Riesling. Gun Metal describes the grey-coloured stone amongst the vineyard while symbolizing the steely minerality of the wine.

The aroma and flavor of this single vineyard Riesling reflect the minerals and microclimate in which it is grown. No added sugar. No added acid. Pure expression of the vineyard. Vineyard: Moculta Road Vineyard
Planting system: trellised, canopy wires, north-south rows.
Vine density: 2,500 vines per Ha
Farming: minimum drip irrigation, triticale between rows, hand pruned

Additional Details edit

Pale straw with green tinges. Lime minerals and powder. Citrus, especially lime predominates the flavour profile, while carrying the trademark minerality that Gun Metal is renowned for.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Eden Valley
  • Winemaker: Dean Hewitson
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Ancient oxidised ferrous loams over shale
  • Vineyard Acreage: textinput
  • Avg Vine Age: 25 years
  • Yield: 3 tons/ha
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 4.1 g/l
  • Avg Production: textinput
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Riesling

Recent News edit Rating: 96

Author: James Suckling

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021

"This is so vibrant and has a super fresh, lemon and white-peach nose with notes of crushed stones and apricots. The palate has chalky, dry, sinewy texture and great depth of flavor. Holds really long and fresh. The acidity is pitched-in perfectly. So much flavor here. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

Wine Orbit Rating: 95

Author: Sam Kim

Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

"Delicate and exquisitely expressed, the wine shows lemon peel and lime sorbet characters on the nose with nuances of jasmine and nectarine. It's splendidly elegant on the palate, delivering outstanding fruit purity together with fine texture and flowing mouthfeel, firmly structured by vibrant acidity. Feather-light yet impressively long on the finish."