"This is a beautiful wine, its aroma, its palate, its weight, its varietal and regional expression giving rise to a continuous stream of velvety pleasure. Flawless." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
The pedigree and provenance of the shiraz vineyard at Hutton Vale Farm is impressive. The ‘old’ block was planted in the 1960s with cuttings taken from the nearby Mt Edelstone vineyard. 55 years down the track, the old dry grown vines continue to survive with a little more nurturing in their middle age, using mulching and mid row management. Eight acres planted to the East in the 1990s from cuttings taken from the ‘old’ block are the “grandchildren” of the original plantings at Mt Edelstone.
"The names of the Angas family and of the Hutton Vale Farm have been parts of the fabric of the Eden Valley, with continued ownership during six generations, the seventh (brother and sister Stuart and Caitlin) now also actively involved. This is a beautiful wine, its aroma, its palate, its weight, its varietal and regional expression giving rise to a continuous stream of velvety pleasure. Flawless." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Eden Valley
At an average altitude of 500 metres, think of Eden Valley as the high altitude cousin and neighbour of the Barossa Valley. The ‘high country’ drops the average temperature a couple of degrees, and with cool summer nights, the region is perfect for natural acid retention. No wonder Eden Valley Riesling performs so well and has built an international reputation for its vibrant citrus, mineral and floral aromatics in its youth, with the structure to cellar for years, particularly under screw cap. Eden Valley Shiraz performs well like Barossa Valley Shiraz, but there’s a touch more refinement here with violets, pepper and blueberry fruits. There’s elegance and finesse here, still with the fruit power and intensity you expect from the Barossa wine region.