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2018 Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Riesling

Eden Valley, SA

Another absolute bargain from Dom Torzi. Eden Valley Riesling at its best.

HIGH SCORE

$24.00

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It’s so pure, but has an extra dimension of interest, and early drinkability. Fantastic.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Two old Eden Valley Riesling vineyards combine here under the guidance of Domenic Torzi.

The 2018 Frost Dodger is quintessential Eden Valley Riesling - lithe, light but full of flavour. Torzi left the wine on lees for eight weeks prior to racking to build in more weight and texture but the end result is as pure and pristine as any Riesling you are likely to see out of 2018.

It feels dart-like and über refreshing. A seriously good value wine given its potential for ageing up to a decade or more and it's stellar drinking in its youth.

Gary Walsh rated it  a whopping 95 points, fully agreeing that "It’s always a good wine, but I feel 2018 is extra-good."

Winemaker Dom Torzi
Winemaker Dom Torzi
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vintage:

Good winter & spring rainfalls, with good soil moistures for the growing season ahead. Sites showed healthy canopies heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into mid March harvest making this 2018 riesling of great cellaring potential with intense fruit, texture and structure.

Winemaking:

Hand picked whole bunch pressed and free run only. Natural cold settling for 12 days then racked with little solids remaining for wild yeast ferment at low temperature for 6 weeks continuing with lees ageing for 8 weeks for added texture, weight and complexity. Expect high tone aromatics of white stone fruits, white flowers & lime. The real star is the palate which reveals all of the aromatics but sears with texture, weight & persistence that finishes crisp, dry & long.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s always a good wine, but I feel 2018 is extra-good.This sizzles, but it also has texture and complexity, not least given it’s such a young wine. White flowers and fresh squeezed lime, spice, a touch of savoury complexity, flint and crushed stones, pure acidity and coursing length, a lovely quinine-like bite in the aftertaste. It’s so pure, but has an extra dimension of interest, and early drinkability. Fantastic. A toss up between 95 and 96 points." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

”I have always liked this wine. Sourced from frost-susceptible plots founded on an amalgam of quartz, gravel and schists dating back to '30, there is something moreish about the gentle phenolic rails and the melody of citrus to stone fruit notes rallying within. The fruit to acid ratio just right. A voice of poise and delicacy amidst a sea of teeth-jarring dryness." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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