Sons of Eden Freya Riesling 2018
*Last Bottles of 2018 vintage*
1 in stock
Best Exhibitor Barossa Wine Show 2017
Best Exhibitor Winewise Small Vignerons Awards 2017
Sons of Eden are rising stars of the Barossa. Co-owners, Corey Ryan (“cut his teeth” as winemaker at Henschke for 10 yrs) winemaker and Simon Cowham (ex-viticulturist Yalumba) can do no wrong!
Freya was the foremost legendary Goddess of ancient Germanic lands where the Riesling grape originated. This single vineyard wine honours early German settlers who cultivated the Riesling vine in the exemplary micro-climate of South Australia’s Eden Valley.
From the winemakers: “With average yields and a mild to warm summer lead up, ensured a perfect mid March Riesling harvest. Eden Valley enjoyed fine, dry conditions with warm days and cool evenings throughout the ripening and harvest period. These climatic conditions ensured a balanced ripening, perfect for flavour development and for retention of high natural acidity.
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 eastwest 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.
Perfumed lemon-blossom, lime and lavender aromas are supported by fleshy midpalate flavours and Eden Valley crunchy acidity. A delicious wine, approachable upon release this wine will also mature very well for many years to come.
‘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. 95 Points’ Wine Orbit NZ
‘ 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.’ 93 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
‘ 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.92 Points’ James Suckling
RRP $28 *LAST BOTTLES OF THIS VINTAGE* SPECIAL PRICE
Sons of Eden
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Australia, Eden Valley
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