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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.

$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
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)

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

Delivery

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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