After 145 years and five generations, the estate of Evandale at Keyneton in the Eden Valley wine region has new wine.
2013 saw the vertical release of Riesling Traminer vintages 2010, 2011 &
2013, 2014 & 2015 have since followed and all have distinct personalities yet each consistently displays citrus and cool climate
characteristics for which Eden Valley Riesling is renowned.
grapefruit and floral bouquet with the combination of 2/3 Riesling and 1/3
Traminer giving a unique complexity to the resulting wine. Citrus and
honeysuckle with a crisp lively finish.
2011... A delicious
cool climate blend of 2/3 Riesling and 1/3 Traminer displaying lemon zest and
floral aromas. The palate is full of lemon / lime citrus and rose petal
flavours intermingled with delicate natural acidity resulting in a wine with
exceptional palate length.
2012...An enticing cool climate blend of 2/3 Riesling displaying lime
and lemon characters with aromatic floral aromas from 1/3 Traminer. The palate is a dry style, subtle in flavour
with white peach and a delicate natural acidity
2013... A blend of
76% Riesling and 24% Traminer from the world famous Eden Valley region shows
enticing lemon, lime from the Riesling portion and aromatic rose petal
characters from the Traminer. The palate is dry style, with a delicate natural
acidity and flavours of citrus and white peach.
This wine will age gracefully for next 5-8 years.
aromatics of rose petals from the Traminer married with the lemon and
limes from the Riesling makes this wine exceptionally attractive.
flavours follow through on the palate with a crisp, zingy acidity
enhancing the wine's length and balance.
2015...Alluring perfumes of rose petals and
honeysuckle with apricot and lime blossom lead into delicately balanced
flavours of white peach, lime zest and subtle tropical notes. There is a fine
flinty minerality underlined by the textural nature of our Traminer, supported
by clean natural acidity given by our Riesling.
Evandale Open Garden
to all who ventured to Evandale homestead
for the 2013 Open Gardens Australia weekend
Saturday & Sunday 26 & 27 October.
A good many of the four hundred
visitors through the gate sampled Evandale Estate home-grown refreshment after
exploring the nooks and delights of Dick & Jenni Evans' expansive garden. It was a
pleasure to introduce the range to the public and a thrill to see many familiar
faces and Evans descendants.
Margaret (Marnie) Arnott collecting wine
from Bill Evans during the Evandale Open Garden
meeting for both grandchildren of the youngest of the
Ivanhoe clan of Henry Angas and Marianne Evans; Marnie, of Lillian
Ivy Marianne Evans (1885-1944); & Bill, of Maurice Leslie
On Mission 2014 On
Sunday 21 December last Bill and Rev Dr Andrew Williams arranged to meet at the
winery after attending Community Carols in the Independent Chapel at Keyneton.
Andrew, in SA for his brother Mark's 60th
birthday celebrations, took timely opportunity to visit the Chapel of his
forebears and experience the joyous community gathering that is the annual
event preceding Christmas. Andrew and family were keen to meet Bill, visit the
winery and restock the car with Evandale Estate wines for ongoing fund raising
in their hometown of Sydney for theMo unga Olive College hall in Tonga.
Bill and Andrew 21/12/2014
Bill is second cousin to Andrew's late mother, Mary Lillecrapp (1930-1974), grand-daughter of Ada Louise Evans (1873-1957).