"It’s simultaneously powerful and reserved, in the way of young Eden Valley riesling." Campbell Mattinson
"Massena is one of my favourite Barossa producers, hands down. And they do well in reviews! Here you go. Scintillating riesling that layers in detail, texture, freshness and interest. Far from cookie-cutter versions of the variety you get pot pourri,golden delicious apple, citrus notes, mineral whiffs mirrored in palate and bouquet. Sounds familiar, but it’s that flint and slate texture, an extra succulence, the faintest savouriness that elevates here." 94 Points Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au
An assertive nose with wild lime aromatics and a little spice. Full-flavoured and textural with good palate breadth. Strong lime flavours plus a little citrus curd. It is a wine of character made from a 1946 riesling vineyard. The wine benefits from decanting to open the fruit and harmonise the elements. Best with food." 92 Points. Toni Patterson, therealreview.com
"Stonegarden riesling from a stone-riddled vineyard. Planted 1946. 10% barrel fermented in neutral oak. "Textural riesling but with plenty of cut and drive. Lemon, grapefruit, mandarin peel and spice. It’s simultaneously powerful and reserved, in the way of young Eden Valley riesling. It’s good now but it feels as though it’s on the way to somewhere better. 92 Points." Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.