Freya 2018
Eden Valley
Riesling

$25.00

Perfumed lemon-blossom, lime and lavender aromas are supported by fleshy mid-palate flavours and Eden Valley crunchy acidity. A delicious wine, approachable upon release this wine will also mature very well for many years to come.

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Grape Variety:

  • Riesling 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 12.5%
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  • pH 2.95
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  • Acidity 7.1 g/L
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  • Residual sugar: 2.5 g/L

Vineyards:

  • Central Eden Valley 40 year-old vines
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  • Craneford 44 year-old vines
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  • High Eden 20 year-old vines

There are three Eden Valley Riesling Vineyards that contribute to the 2018 Freya blend. Two are situated within the cooler sections of Eden Valley and have east-west row orientations. While the third is located in the much cooler, higher altitude High-Eden sub-region. The vineyards are all hand-harvested in the cool of the morning 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.

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 2038

Reviews

95 Points

Wine Orbit - NZ

The wine exhibits scintillating clarity and purity; the elegantly expressed bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, lemon peel and lime sorbet characters with a light accent of white florals. The palate delivers outstanding concentration and focus, wonderfully complemented by refined mouthfeel and razor-sharp acidity, leading to an extremely long, linear finish.

93 Points

James Halliday

Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed. The citrus and lime blossom bouquet leads into a wonderfully expressive palate, with Roses lime juice flavours filling all the senses. Fruit-sweet until the finish, when crisp acidity dries the mouthfeel.

92 Points

James Suckling

Very fresh lime and lemon aromas with a gently waxy edge, as well as fresh herbs. The palate has impressive finesse and elegance with a sleek, lime and apple-flavored finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.