Barolo, Eden Valley

One of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions often referred to as “the Burgundy of Italy”. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.

The appellation of Barolo is located in the south of the state of Piedmont in the very north-west of Italy. The town of Barolo for which the region is named is located in the Monferrato foothills, which are a set of picturesque rolling hillsides and bordered to the north and west by the Tanaro River. The whole region sits about half-way between the major port of north-west Italy, Genoa to the south-east, and capital city Turin to the north-west. The heart of the Barolo vineyard zone, established in 1896, covers the parishes of Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra, Serralunga d’Alba and Barolo itself, and is supplemented by parts of the townships of Novello, Verduno and Grinzane Cavour, added in 1934 to the official regional classification, and then by Diano d’Alba, Cherasco and Roddi added in 1966.

The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.

The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.

Records show that Nebbiolo has been grown in Piedmont since at least the 13th century, though despite this long history and the high quality of the wines it can produce, it is not grown in many other wine regions. For the grape grower and winemaker, making great wine out of Nebbiolo is a balancing act; it naturally possesses an incredibly high amount of acidity, and the thick skins transfer a huge amount of thick, chalky tannins into the wine. Balancing these two elements, as well as enticing out the enchanting ‘tar and roses’ notes from the grapes is the key to good Nebbiolo.
Eden Valley is a cool climate wine region between 400 and 600m up the Barossa range, to the east of the warmer Barossa Valley. It is of a similar size to the Barossa Valley, but given the altitude and cooler climate, Eden Valley is renowned for producing high-quality Riesling and Shiraz. Due to its cool climate, small portions of cooler Eden Valley fruit are often blended with 'sister' wines from the Barossa Valley.

The cooler climate provides optimum conditions for the long, slow ripening of the grapes, which generally retain acidity and developing complex flavours on the vine. The townships sub-regions include Keyneton in the east, Truro in the north and Mt Pleasant in the south and High Eden, located even higher up the Barossa Ranges, with even cooler temperatures.

The soils of the region is generally nutrient-poor yellow podzolic/sandy & pink quartz soils over decomposed (gneiss) granite. With its rocky outcrop, which extends to the soild, most irrigation is provided by dams, and most vineyards plant their vines close together. When compared to Clare Valley, Eden Valley is slightly higher in altitude and a little cooler, though has similar sunshine hours, but lower levels of continentality.
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  1. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Chardonnay 2020
    Grapefruit and lemon zest on the nose with green apple notes. The palate shows citrus and hints of tropical fruit. Subtle oak adds complexity and creamy notes to the palate. A wine of good flavour and balance, and excellent value! ... Learn More
  2. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Riesling 2020
    The 2019 vintage was named in James Hallidays Top 100 wines October 2019. This wine is offering great vibrancy and freshness now, but will also develop beautifully with age. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the ... Learn More
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  3. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Riesling 2019
    The 2019 vintage was named in James Hallidays Top 100 wines October 2019. This wine is offering great vibrancy and freshness now, but will also develop beautifully with age. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the ... Learn More
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  4. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Pinot Gris 2019
    Grigio style - light and fresh, easy drinking. The nose shows bright, lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. The palate is dominated by pear aromas and flavours with a clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the ... Learn More
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  5. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Pinot Gris 2018
    Grigio style - light and fresh, easy drinking. The nose shows bright, lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. The palate is dominated by pear aromas and flavours with a clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the ... Learn More
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  6. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Pinot Gris 2020
    Grigio style - light and fresh, easy drinking. The nose shows bright, lifted aromas of nashi pears and spice. The palate is dominated by pear aromas and flavours with a clean citrus acid backbone. Underlying spicy character adds to the ... Learn More
  7. Woods Crampton White Label Riesling 2020
    Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus ... Learn More
  8. Woods Crampton White Label Riesling 2019
    Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus ... Learn More
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  9. Woods Crampton White Label Riesling 2018
    Sourced from three higher altitude and well established Eden Valley vineyards just below 600 metres. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus ... Learn More
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  10. Vickery Eden Valley Riesling 2021
    A precise portrait of Eden Valley riesling achieved despite a torrid growing season, the downside the miserable size of the yield, the upside its floral lime/lemon aromas, the palate with marvellous juicy flavours framed by mouthwatering acidity. - James ... Learn More
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  11. Vickery Eden Valley Riesling 2020
    A precise portrait of Eden Valley riesling achieved despite a torrid growing season, the downside the miserable size of the yield, the upside its floral lime/lemon aromas, the palate with marvellous juicy flavours framed by mouthwatering acidity. - James ... Learn More
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  12. Torzi Matthews 'Frost Dodger' Riesling 2019
    Hand picked whole bunch pressed and free run juice only. Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling sourced from two frost pocketed vineyards dating back to 1930. Expect high tone aromatics of white stone fruits, white flowers & lime. The real star is the ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  13. Torzi Matthews 'Frost Dodger' Riesling 2020
    Hand picked whole bunch pressed and free run juice only. Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling sourced from two frost pocketed vineyards dating back to 1930. Expect high tone aromatics of white stone fruits, white flowers & lime. The real star is the ... Learn More
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  14. Vickery Reserve Eden Valley 'Zander Kosi' Riesling 2018
    Over half a century's worth of experience has given John Vickery an understanding of Riesling grapes that is un-matched. It is this knowledge, combined with his reputation for extraordinary attention to detail, that has produced Australia's finest Rieslings. Pale straw ... Learn More
  15. Woods Crampton 'Black Label' Riesling 2019
    100% hand picked, 100% whole bunch pressed - just the freerun juice is used. On yeast lees for 4 months before bottling. The nose is pure and fresh. It is dominated by citrus aromas along with hints of green apple and floral blossom. ... Learn More
  16. Mountadam Eden Valley Gewurztraminer 2017
    Sourced from Mountadam Vineyards Western vineyard, at 550 meters above sea level. The 2017 growing season can be characterised as being long and cool. Good winter rains provided good moisture in the soil. January and February were cooler than normal and March ... Learn More
  17. Woods Crampton 'Black Label' Riesling 2018
    100% hand picked, 100% whole bunch pressed - just the freerun juice is used. On yeast lees for 4 months before bottling. The nose is pure and fresh. It is dominated by citrus aromas along with hints of green apple and floral blossom. ... Learn More
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  18. Powell & Son Riesling 2014
    “Ive always loved Eden Valley riesling, always wanted to work with it. The vineyard needed a fair bit of work so we really worked the site, it needed some help, but it’s a beauty of a site; the vines ... Learn More
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  19. Mountadam 'High Eden' Chardonnay 2018
    Made using traditional methods; a blend of the exclusive multi-clonal resources available on the estate. Lightly Golden colour, with classic Chardonnay fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and ripe figs. Typical of Mountadam Chardonnay there are flavors of grilled nuts with ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
  20. Mountadam 'High Eden' Chardonnay 2017
    Made using traditional methods; a blend of the exclusive multi-clonal resources available on the estate. Lightly Golden colour, with classic Chardonnay fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and ripe figs. Typical of Mountadam Chardonnay there are flavors of grilled nuts with ... Learn More
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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  21. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2016
    The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation ... Learn More
  22. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2015
    The classic Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, with a skerrick of cabernet franc (2%), is an Eden Valley-dominant Barossa blend, drawing from Cyril’s original plantings of shiraz in the Eden Valley in the 1960s. Traditional vinification and maturation ... Learn More
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  23. Chris Ringland RBJ Theologicum 2012
    RBJ is a winemaking partnership between Barossa viticulturist Russell Johnstone and winemaker Chris Ringland. “theologicum” was first produced in the 1991 vintage. We were inspired by the wines of the Southern Rhone, in particular the Cotes du Rhone blends of Grenache ... Learn More
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  24. Gd Vajra Barbera Freisa 2018
    The wine is inspired by a rare, old curio produced by Carlo - Carlin - Vaira, Aldo’s grandfather, from a vineyard planted with a majority of Barbera and a row of Freisa. It served family and friends with enough ... Learn More
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  25. Torbreck Eden Valley Viognier 2020
    On a quest to become one of the world’s great wine marques. Ever since planting Viognier in the Descendant Vineyard Torbreck have strived to make a wine with similar distinction and purity to those of this famous Appellation and ... Learn More
  26. Gd Vajra Barbera D'Alba 2018
    Totally opaque black dark red core with a bright deep purple red hue. A fragrant nose of ripe, freshly crushed berries combines with hints of violets, subtle liquorice, inky earth and spice scents. Juicy and vibrant the palate is filled ... Learn More
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  27. Woods Crampton 'Frances And Nicole' Eden Valley Shiraz 2017
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2016 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
  28. Woods Crampton 'Frances And Nicole' Eden Valley Shiraz 2016
    The flagship release from Woods Crampton. Sourced from a truly pedigreed, low-yielding, 60-year-old vineyard. Made using Burgundian techniques and a “hands-off” philosophy. Rich, dark and brooding – riper than 2014 but still displaying a “cool climate” profile and whole bunch aromatics. The ... Learn More
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  30. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017 375ml
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo ... Learn More
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  31. Henschke Keyneton Euphonium 2008
    Henschke Euphonium was formerly known as Keyneton Estate – a blend of shiraz (75 percent), cabernet sauvignon (11 percent), merlot (8 percent) and cabernet franc. It spends time in a mix of French and American oak, 30 percent of it new. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  32. Thistledown 'Advance Release Menglers Hill' Grenache 2019
    Joel Mattschoss' Menglers Hill site is an outstanding, forward thinking vineyard and we've been more than impressed by the results so far. This unique release offers a hint of the cooler side of Thistledown's Barossa Grenache. 445 metres above sea level, ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  33. Thistledown 'Where Eagles Dare' Eden Valley Shiraz 2019
    Our fruit is sourced from one low yielding block in Joel Mattschoss’ Mengler’s Hill vineyard. The fruit is hand-picked and transferred to the winery. 20% of the total weight is placed in whole bunches in a concrete egg while the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  34. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  35. Henschke Johanns Garden GMS 2015
    57% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot from the Lenswood vineyard, matured in French hogsheads (30% new) for 18 months. Henschke was one of the early movers with this blend in the Adelaide Hills, and learned quickly. It is a super-elegant, medium-bodied style with cassis the ... Learn More
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    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
  36. Torbreck 'The Gask' Shiraz 2019
    The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mount McKenzie in Eden Valley that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess ... Learn More
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  37. Torbreck 'The Gask' Shiraz 2018
    The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mount McKenzie in Eden Valley that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  38. Ascheri Barolo 2015
    Dottore (Doctor) Matteo Ascheri is not only the 5th generation owner and winemaker of his family estate (established 1880), he also runs a 4 star resort and traditional 'Osteria' (restaurant) next to the winery in Bra. In addition to this, Matteo is ... Learn More
    Ascheri Barolo 2015
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  39. Principiano Ferdinando Barolo Serralunga 2012
    Classic floral rose petal aromas alongside ripe red fruit and spices. The palate is warm and displays ripe fruit. Richly tannic but with enough softness to be drunk young. Great Nebbiolo. Fantastic value Barolo from a quality focused natural wine ... Learn More
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  40. Oddero Barolo Classico 2015
    The wines coming from the different vineyards are aged separately in 40, 60 and 75 –hectolitre Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels for 30 months. The wines are blended in the spring, then bottled at the end of the summer and aged in the bottle ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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