| Our Price: $19.99 / bottle |
Case: 6 bottles
Case Price: $119.94
Alluring citrus lemon, grapefruit and lavender aromas are complemented by the hallmark Eden Valley zest and crunchy acidity on the palate. A delicious wine, approachable upon release this wine will also mature very well for many years to come.
A mild to warm summer lead to a late start to harvest, almost 1 month later than in 2016. The Riesling vintage in Eden Valley enjoyed fine, dry conditions with warm days and cool evenings. These climatic conditions ensured a long slow ripening, perfect for flavour development and for retention of high natural acidity.
There are two Eden Valley Riesling Vineyards that contribute to the 2017 Freya blend. Both are situated within cooler, higher altitude, sections of Eden Valley and have east-west row orientations. The vineyards are both hand-harvested in the cool of the morning and then chilled to a further 6ºC before being pressed.
100% whole-bunch pressed with only the finest pressings retained. The juice was settled cold and racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool at 12-14C for near 3 weeks before going to dryness. To help build palate texture the wine was held on yeast lees for a further 3 months before being bottled.
Vineyard | Region
Eden Valley – Craneford sub-region, 43 year-old vines
Eden Valley – High Eden sub region, 19 year-old vines
95 Gary Walsh - They know how to turn out fine Eden Riesling at SOE.
Jasmine and vanilla perfume, lemon and lime, but delivered sotto voce, a certain mineral oil thing. It’s light, but full of flavour, with a juiciness and mouth-perfume, crunch of acidity and dusting of chalky texture, and a lovely grip and lime rind thing on the long, and very convincing finish. Beauty.
96 points Andrew Caillard MW - Pale salmon colour, generous grapefruit, lemon curd, strawberry aromas with grilled nut complexity. Rich and voluminous with plentiful fruits, yeasty complexity, creamy mouth-filling bubbles and fine mineral acid cut, slight chalky textures and lovely along acidity. Taché gives colour and some rounded red fruit notes.