Sons of Eden Freya Eden Valley Riesling 2021 (6 bottles)Regular price $150.00 Sale price $137.94
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.
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.
Two Eden Valley Riesling vineyards contributed to the 2021 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.
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
Region: Eden Valley, SA