2013 Freya Cellar Reserve Riesling


Freya was the foremost goddess of ancient Germanic lands where the Riesling grape originated. This single vineyard wine honours early German settlers who cultivated the first Riesling vine in the exemplary micro-climate of South Australia’s Eden Valley.

Description: A special Cellar Release wine, Sons of Eden matures a small parcel of Freya for a minimum of 5 years before release (ideal conditions)

Pure lemon citrus aromas lead to citrus zest flavours that are accompanied by a tight mineral line. The long fine palate is well balanced with crisp natural acidity typical of exceptional handpicked Eden Valley Rieslings made to a dry style.

Hand harvested, chilled to 6oC and whole bunch pressed. It was our intention to craft the finest example of an Eden Valley Riesling. The emphasis was on retaining only the purest free-run juice and fermenting it cool to savour the delicate aromas. The ferment was taken to dryness after which the wine was gently fined, filtered and bottled.

Vintage 2013: A dry spring and summer period contributed to a slightly early harvest. The critical ripening period was classic Eden Valley cool nights and warm dry days. This enabled slow flavour development and the retention of the natural acidity so typical of Eden Valley Riesling. The dry conditions also resulted in fruit in pristine condition contributing to the focussed citrus flavour profile.

Eden Valley Springton area, 40 year-old vines.
Eden Valley
High Eden sub region, 15 year old vines.

Reviews: The Wine Front, 16th Dec 2013, Gary Walsh. 94 points

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High Eden sub region, 15 year old vinsspage1image746251616
Harvest Date18th March 2013 13th March 2013Yield: 2.2 t/acre (5.4 t/ha) 2.4t/acre (5.9 t/ha)Alcohol: 12.0%
pH: 2.82
Total Acidity: 7.9 g/L
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now until 2030
Residual Sugar: 2.8g/L Production: 660 doz
Vintage: 2013
Grape Variety: Riesling
Region: Eden Valley
Reviews & Awards: 94pts The Wine Front 16th Dec 2013 Gary Walsh