Wine Penfolds, "Koonunga Hill" Autumn Riesling, Barossa Valley, 2016
Reviews of purchase Penfolds, "Koonunga Hill" Autumn Riesling, Barossa Valley, 2016
Wine of pale straw color with a luminous green tint.
Stylish and elegant taste of the wine has a subtle acidity with hints of lemon peel and grapefruit. The finish is long and fresh.
In a complex bouquet of wine floral notes of jasmine and rose infused with fruit flavors of pear and citrus. Also present nuances minerals and spices.
The wine goes well with seafood (salmon, tuna), spicy food and elegant sweet desserts.
In the early 1970s, legendary winemaker Max Schubert engaged in the development of white wines, worthy to compete with the already known and famous red wines Penfolds. One of the first bottling in 1972 under the name Autumn Riesling, which translated means "Autumn Riesling." Developed a range of wines and still adheres to the original "retro" label, passing through the promise of the year about the value of reputation and the quality of the drink. Otomi Riesling has a fine structure and harmonious acidity, and the addition of a small quantity of grapes Traminer (3%) gives a flavor of the original.
Weather conditions in 2010 were characterized as mild temperature indicators, relative dry and cool night drops. Harvest matured a little earlier than usual, the vines were healthy and with excellent varietal character. To preserve the freshness of the fruit, the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks.
The range of wines "Koonunga Hill" is named in honor of one of the company's Penfolds vineyards, located in the Barossa Valley. Wines of this line fully reflect affordable and very decent wine style and philosophy Penfolds on which winemakers choose the best sites with berries and produce consistently high-quality wines each vintage. Beginning with the first issue of "Koonunga Hill" (Shiraz Cabernet) in 1976, the popularity and reputation of the brand is growing steadily.
Vineyards economy "Koonunga Hill" is located in South Australia. This region is one of the six states of Australia, which has long been involved in wine production and produces about half of the alcohol production of the country every year. In addition to quantity, the region is famous also the high quality of wines, especially from the varieties Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, as well as less common Semillon, Tempranillo and Verdello. Especially popular are the powerful red wines, most of which are made from grapes Shiraz. White wine is not strong southern Australia, but the exception is a world-class Riesling grapes, which is widely cultivated in the continent in the last few decades. Chardonnay is also popular and gaining new territory under vines. The climate is moderated by two large bays that bring coolness from the ocean inland. Murray River also significantly cools the hot days and evens out temperature differences. In South Australia, the altitude varies almost up to 600 m, which allows to combine incompatible - to grow in one region such a variety of varieties as Chardonnay, which requires coolness and freshness, and Shiraz, which is more versatile and reliable.
When in 1844 Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary came from the United Kingdom in the young colony of South Australia, they brought with them the germs that are planted around their stone cottage called "The Grange". It happened in the town of Magill, is currently a part of the suburb of Adelaide. Today, the company sells Penfolds wine around the world. In Australia, Penfolds is unsurpassed leader in its grow back, and creates an international reputation for quality wine production of the country. Penfolds skillfully uses many years of experience of the experts. The company's philosophy states: "The right style, the right grapes, oak correct, the correct time of bottling and a little patience - all provide our world-famous wine that can satisfy even the most discerning connoisseurs!"