Unlike many other varieties, Riesling quality is very receptive to the region in which it is grown. Eden Valley brings out the best in this variety thanks to its climate, geology and topography. Typical cool nights and warm days together with dry conditions throughout the critical ripening period ensures the fruit is harvested with near perfect natural ripeness.
Together with the pristine citrus aromas the hallmark natural acidity enables the wines to age gracefully. This pack includes a selected ‘cellar release’ vintage of Freya that has been carefully matured for your enjoyment.
Freya Riesling 2023
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.
Cirrus 2020 Riesling
Hand harvested, the fruit was chilled to 6C and then 100% whole bunch pressed. Only the finest free run was taken, up to 440 litres / tonne. Naturally cold-settled for several weeks with only the clearest juice selected for fermentation. Fermented at a cool temperature between 12-13C until completely sugar dry. Left for 4 months on yeast lees before being prepared for bottling.
Freya Cellar Release Riesling 2016
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 Riesling 2023 and 2016
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.
Cirrus Riesling 2020
The High Eden sub-region of Eden Valley is a small and unique region designated by its high altitude, however, it is also defined by the schist soils and rocky outcrops, vast exposure and undulating hillside aspects, enhancing its suitability for growing Riesling. The skies over High Eden are typified by ‘Cirrus’ cloud formations for most of the growing and harvest seasons, making for a picturesque backdrop to the vineyards and a perfect name for this wine. The Cirrus Riesling is made from the very best Single Vineyard wine of High Eden and made in only exemplary years.
Freya Riesling 2023 – Enjoy now until 2040
Freya Riesling 2016 – Enjoy now until 2030
Cirrus Riesling 2020 – Enjoy now until 2040