2018 Frost Dodger Riesling

Eden Valley Riesling At Its Purest

Old Vine Eden Valley Riesling sourced from two frost pocketed vineyards dating back to 1930.

$25.00

Region Eden Valley
Sub-Region Craneford & Mt McKenzie
Altitude 350 meters – 450 meters
Vineyard Practices Family traditional methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water imput and natural sprays for diseases.
Soil Complex sites that house thin sandy clay loams, Ironstone / quartz gravels with underlain schists.
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Riesling
Age of Vines 48 – 90 years old
Alc/vol 12.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre
Oak Treatment None
Total Production 5,600 bottles
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.
Wine Making 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.

Reviews

Australian Wine Review – Andrew Graham

The Winefront – Gary Walsh