Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2014

The Mesh label has been with us for just a little over a decade, and is a collaboration between Robert Hill Smith (of Yalumba fame) and Jeffrey Grosset (of Grosset fame) intended to raise the status of riesling and the Eden Valley in South Australia.  The extraordinary quality of Australian riesling probably does need some raising, so it’s a great project.

The 2014 riesling tasted here is very typical for the region.  Vintage conditions in the Eden Valley were punctuated that year by wind at flowering and heavy rain in mid-February, fortunately well before harvest.  Harvest was 6/7 March, and the result was a low yielding crop.  Youthful in impression, the 2014 Mesh riesling has aromatics of lime, lemon and stones.  The palate continues this theme, is dry (1g/l of residual sugar is listed) and framed by refreshing acidity.  I couldn’t help but like this release.  Good

Abv: 12.5%, Price: $25, Vendors and website:, Tasted: 2015

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