2023 Freya Eden Valley Riesling

Floral lemon blossom aromas lead to delicate citrus characters seamlessly backed by flinty notes. A long fine profile is well balanced with mid-palate flesh and zesty acidity typical of great dry Eden Valley Rieslings.

$26.00

96 Points

Decanter (David Sly)

Like the stern but beautiful Norse goddess this wine is named after, it is formidable: bone dry, stoic and confident. Built around an austere line of sharp citrus, it also has good mineral grip and a pleasing lick of talc at the finish. There’s a concentration of flavours without forcing any element, amplifying the attributes of a superior vintage. Effortless balance is achieved in this powerful wine.

92 Points

Wine Advocate (Erin Larkin)

The 2023 Freya Riesling is taut and bitter, with orange peel, clove bud, crushed rocks and quartz, lemon rind and cold tea. On the palate, the wine is exactly this. It’s perfectly representative of the region and the variety.

92 Points

James Suckling (Ned Goodwin)

Typically regional riesling that is palpably dry, mid-weighted and tensile, requiring a couple of years in the bottle to soften to its idyll. Scents of lemon drop, mandarin peel, quince and baked apple. A twist of quinine and sherbet, a little tangy, conclude.

Grape Variety:

  • Riesling 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 12%|pH 3.21|Acidity 7.4 g/L|Residual sugar: 3.89 g/L

Vineyards:

  • Craneford 60+ year-old vines|High Eden 24 year-old vines|Craneford 45+ year-old vines

Post-harvest each Riesling block was kept separate and chilled to 6C, prior to being whole-bunch pressed with only the finest free-run juice retained. The juice was cold settled for 7 days before being racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool between 12-14C for 3 weeks and then left for 3 months on yeast lees to build palate texture. The individual parcels were then blended and naturally stabilised before being bottled in late June 2023.

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 2040

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