2016 Freya Cellar Release Eden Valley Riesling

A bouquet of Elderflower and Lavender surrounded by hallmark Eden Valley fresh lemon and limes. A zesty palate with apple and citrus flavours finishing with a bright crunchy acidity.

$46.00

94 Pts

Halliday (Dave Brookes)

These museum release wines are a very good thing indeed, here we have a 2016 Eden Valley riesling that has begun to take on the beloved toasty complexity of aged rieslings yet still retains the juicy lime and floral flecked intensity of fruit that comes from the region. Long, pure and true, it’s drinking wonderfully now – no need to lay it down, just splash it around in the glasses of those that matter to you.

Grape Variety:

  • Riesling 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 12.5%|pH 2.92|Acidity 6.4 g/L|Residual sugar: 1.3 g/L

Vineyards:

  • Craneford 60+ year-old vines|High Eden 23 year-old vines|Craneford 40+ year-old vines

Whole bunch pressed with only the finest pressings being retained. The juice was settled cold and racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool at 12-14ºC for near 3 weeks before going to dryness. To help build palate texture the wine was held on yeast lees for a further 2 months before being bottled and matured.

This extended maturation brings an extra dimension of finesse and balance to the wines, achieving the ultimate expression of our prized Eden Valley vineyard sites.

Freya was the foremost goddess of ancient Germanic lands where the Riesling grape originated. This wine honours early German settlers who cultivated the first Riesling vine in the exemplary micro-climate of the Barossa’s Eden Valley.

Enjoy now until 2030

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