Sons of Eden Freya Eden Valley Riesling 2019

Our Price: $22.99 / bottle
(RRP $25.00)

Case: 6 bottles

From two Eden Valley vineyards: 44yo vines at Craneford, the other at High Eden, both hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed. Intense, pure lime/lemon fruit hits the bullseye, juicy yet crisp/crunchy acidity on a long palate. - 96 points, James Halliday


  • Wine Description
    Alluring aromas of lime, melon and lemon-blossom are supported by a refined and fleshy mid-palate, which finishes with zest and crunchy acidity. A delicious wine, approachable upon release this wine will also mature very well for many years to come.

    Vintage 2019
    Lower than average yields were due to a very poor Eden Valley fruit set and one of the driest Spring and Summer periods on record. Despite the challenges of the dry conditions the cool evenings throughout the ripening and harvest period ensured some excellent flavour development and retention of natural acidity.

    Viticulture
    Two Eden Valley Riesling vineyards contributed to the 2019 Freya blend. The Cranes Range vineyard which is just over 50% of the blend is situated in the cooler Craneford section of Eden Valley and has a predominate east-west row orientation. The second vineyard which is just under 50% of the blend is from the Petney vineyard situated in the higher altitude High-Eden sub-region. These vineyards were all hand-harvested in the cool of the morning across 6 different picking dates and then chilled to a further 6ºC before being gently pressed.

    Winemaking
    100% whole-bunch and berry pressed with only the finest pressings retained. The juice was settled cold and racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool at 12-14C for 3 weeks before finishing sugar-dry. To promote palate texture the wine was held on yeast lees for a further 3 months before being bottled.

    Vineyard | Region | Yield
    Eden Valley – Craneford sub-region, 44 year-old vines; 1.5 t/acre Eden Valley – High Eden sub region, 21 year-old vines; 1.0 t/acre

    Alcohol: 12.5%

    Region: Eden Valley, SA

    Vintage: 2019

  • From two Eden Valley vineyards: 44yo vines at Craneford, the other at High Eden, both hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed. Intense, pure lime/lemon fruit hits the bullseye, juicy yet crisp/crunchy acidity on a long palate. - 96 points, James Halliday