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Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

The rationale behind this label is a quirky one! Our product manager found out that due to the tiny production of a particular wine, half the vineyard fruit was to be discarded….so he stepped in to say we would be interested to play with this other half given the quality of the wine over previous years. This lead to thinking about up-cycling the near-discarded, how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure etc and whilst humming over a potential moniker for the wine, God’s honest truth, a rag & bone van parked up outside his house calling for any old iron etc. Albeit a man in a white van, rather than horse & cart, the name stuck. The label reflects a collection of discarded items which together make up an eclectic assortment greater than the sum of its parts.

The nose classically expresses the vineyard… it’s like a fresh lime crushed gently over minerals… literally lime on the rocks. The palate is bright and zingy, singing with natural acidity and vibrant citrus and floral characters. Lovely delicacy and purity of fruit lifted and a crisp, bracing finish, an outstanding example of cool climate Aussie Riesling.

Eden Valley Riesling is prized for its vibrancy, purity and longevity and has produced many of Australia’s greatest Rieslings. The fruit for Rag & Bone is sourced from a single vineyard, high up on the Eastern side of Eden Valley. Warm days and cool nights ensure that the grapes develop ripe, intense fruit flavours whilst retaining appealing zing and acidity. The fruit was delivered to the winery immediately after harvesting in the cool hours of the morning, then processed very gently through our tank press. The juice was cold settled and 3 days later the clear juice was transferred into fermentation tanks.

Well suited to seafood dishes, spicy cuisine and anytime in the company of those who enjoy a quality
riesling! Try chilli prawns, green thai curry, fish and chicken laksa (with chilli, coconut, ginger and
lime).

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Smalltown Rag & Bone Riesling

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Eden ValleyGrape Details: rieslingSKU: SMALL01

£13.49 a bottle

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Smalltown Vineyards

Smalltown Vineyards is named after a 28ha vineyard of the same name, an awesome old block in the Northern Barossa’s esteemed Ebenezer District. The vineyard is a joint venture between noted Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and UK based wine merchant Noel Young.
Boutinot is very proud to be associated with Smalltown Vineyards of the Barossa Valley – for our first proper foray into the Barossa, we could not have been associated with a more compelling producer! We love to have a dabble at making “our own” wines and Australia is one country where we can really let it rip.
Reflecting our skill and experience in seeking out the very best of regional Australia, our wines capture ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition. We have done a great deal of work on improving the sourcing of these wines in recent years to ensure we create great consistency and quality year after year.
http://www.magpieestate.com

South Australia

The Eden Valley is between 400 and 600 metres in the Barossa Range, part of the Mount Lofty Range. It shares it historical roots with the Barossa Valley. Yalumba has substantial vineyard holdings, and a winery at Angaston, the site of the first vines planted by founder Samuel Smith in 1849. The cool climate provides ideal conditions for the production of high quality Riesling, Chardonnay and Shiraz wine.

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