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2019 Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Riesling

Eden Valley, SA

Hands down one of the best value Rieslings in the country. 95 points Gary Walsh.

$24.00

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4 Reviews

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Personality packed and loaded with texture and interest.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

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

The 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 2019.

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 "Great stuff. Keeps you coming back, for sure."

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

From The Producer

Vintage:

Very dry winter and spring with wide frosts event produced the lowest crop load in 10 years. The old vine sites showed a healthy canopy to protect the small intense crop making this 2019 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 aging 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 : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2038
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

" It’s one of the most distinctive wines to come out of the Eden Valley. Personality packed and loaded with texture and interest. Lemon barley, lemongrass, green apple, white flowers, spice. It’s dry, very flinty and chalky, almost umami in flavour with a chicken broth savoury element along with green herbs, cool acidity, and a long talc powder finish. Great stuff. Keeps you coming back, for sure." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Yum!

One of my favourite Riesling under $25. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years!

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Great Riesling

Excellent value for money Riesling, crisp and textural

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Super stuff

I’ve always been a fan of Dom Torzi’s wines, so please take this into account when reading this review. Still, this Frost Dodger Riesling is an absolute belter. Tight acid, loads of lime on the palate and super refreshing, but still structured to get your interest. Don’t serve it too cold or you’ll miss all the fun.

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Zippy

Zippy Riesling pleasantly complex.

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