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2017 Sons of Eden Freya Riesling

Barossa Valley, SA

One of the best value Rieslings from the Eden Valley.

$20.00

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Categories: SA, Sons of Eden, White, Wines
About
They know how to turn out fine Eden Riesling at SOE.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Sons of Eden Freya Riesling is Eden Valley Riesling at its most delicious. No mucking around, just gorgeously pure, free-run Riesling juice from good vineyards.

It comes from three different Eden Valley vineyards - all hand-picked and gently whole bunch pressed - before chilling out in stainless steel until release. The 2017 is an impressive release, tight, lithe and dart-like in its precision.

Again, it must rank amongst the country's top value Rieslings. Great drinking now and will develop beautifully in the cellar also.

About Sons of Eden

Sons of Eden is a partnership between experienced winemaker (Corey Ryan) and viticulturist (Simon Cowham) who both “learnt and refined their trades in the vineyards and cellars of Eden Valley”. The boys have successfully grown their brand with a suite of full-flavoured but well-proportioned Barossa and Eden Valley wines - predominantly reds - that have gained impressive critical acclaim. 

The wines are built on classic Barossan varieties and blends, but with a modern elegance that makes the wines simultaneously approachable and cellar-worthy. With Cowham's vineyard resources and Ryan's winemaking prowess, Sons of Eden has become one of the best value producers in Australia. 

Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - a dynamic duo!
Corey Ryan & Simon Cowham - a dynamic duo!
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

“They know how to turn out fine Eden Riesling at SOE. Jasmine and vanilla perfume, lemon and lime, but delivered sotto voce, a certain mineral oil thing. It’s light, but full of flavour, with a juiciness and mouth-perfume, crunch of acidity and dusting of chalky texture, and a lovely grip and lime rind thing on the long, and very convincing finish. Beauty.“ - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Vintage 2017

A mild to warm summer lead to a late start to harvest, almost 1 month later than in 2016. The Riesling vintage in Eden Valley enjoyed fine, dry conditions with warm days and cool evenings. These climatic conditions ensured a long slow ripening, perfect for flavour development and for retention of high natural acidity.

Viticulture

There are two Eden Valley Riesling Vineyards that contribute to the 2017 Freya blend. Both are situated within cooler, higher altitude, sections of Eden Valley and have east-west row orientations. The vineyards are both hand-harvested in the cool of the morning and then chilled to a further 6ºC before being pressed.

Winemaking

100% whole-bunch pressed with only the finest pressings retained. The juice was settled cold and racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool at 12-14C for near 3 weeks before going to dryness. To help build palate texture the wine was held on yeast lees for a further 3 months before being bottled.

 

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

One of the Sons of Eden - Simon Cowham
One of the Sons of Eden - Simon Cowham
Barossa Valley, SA
Shipping

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