Sons Of Eden Freya Riesling 2021
Freya was the foremost goddess of ancient Germanic lands where the Riesling grape originated. This wine honours early German settlers who cultivated the first Riesling vine in the exemplary micro-climate of the Barossa’s Eden Valley.
Lifted hallmark lemon and lime aromas are flickered with hints of elderflower. A bright, refreshing palate with flesh, zest and crunchy acidity. This delicious wine, approachable upon release will mature gracefully for many years to come.
A dry cool summer and average crop levels set Riesling up for great potential. A perfectly timed rainfall event at the beginning of veraison followed by a long run of warm days and cool nights through to harvest was the perfect scenario for producing pristine Riesling.
Sons of Eden’s three Eden Valley vineyards contributed to the 2021 Freya Riesling blend.
Cranes Range vineyard - 43% of the blend, situated in the cooler Craneford sub-region of Eden Valley. EW row orientation, SE aspect and altitude 460m. Vines 40+yrs, yielding 1-1.5 t/acre.
Petney vineyard – 32% of blend, situated in the higher altitude High Eden defined sub-region. NS row orientation, NE aspect and altitude 520m. Vines 23 yrs, yielding 2.0 t/acre.
Roesler vineyard - 25% of the blend, situated in the cooler Craneford sub-region, in a small valley immediately to the west of the Eden Valley township. EW row orientation, E aspect and altitude 430m. Vines 40+yrs, yielding 2 t/acre.
These vineyards were all hand-harvested in the cool of the morning across 5 different picking dates between 22nd February – 10th March 2021.
Winemaking The harvested Riesling was chilled to 6C for 12 hours, prior to being whole-bunch pressed with only the finest free-run juice retained. Settled cold for 7 days before being racked clear to begin fermentation. Fermented cool between 12-14C for 3 weeks and then left for 3 months on yeast lees to build palate texture.
Bottled in early June 2021.
Production: 1300 dozen
Cellaring Potential Enjoy now until 2040