2021 Frost Dodger Riesling

Eden Valley Riesling At Its Purest

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

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RegionEden Valley
Sub-RegionCraneford & Mt McKenzie
Altitude350 meters – 450 meters
Vineyard PracticesFamily traditional methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water imput and natural sprays for diseases.
SoilComplex sites that house thin sandy clay loams, Ironstone / quartz gravels with underlain schists.
Trellis SystemSingle wire
Age of Vines50 – 90 years old
Yield per Vine2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentNone
Total Production9300 bottles
VintageGreat to see timely rainfall in the Eden with falls being during critical times of the vines production. Excellent fruit set, canopy cover and a mild long dry summer has produced silver green streaked fruit of amazing flavours and natural holding acidity sees this 2021 Riesling release continue its stardom qualities to achieve another great cellaring offering.
Wine MakingHand 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 powered fruit, texture, weight & persistence that finishes crisp, dry & long.


The Winefront – Gary Walsh June 2021

The 2020 was outstanding, and this may even be better again. 50-90 year old vines.

Wooh-ah! White nectarine, flint, radish and spice, floral top notes. Pure acidity, layers of chalk dust texture, mealy, saline and juicy with pink grapefruit, lime and a super long spicy finish offering grip, kohlrabi and subtle quinine bite. Outstanding.