2022 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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$28.00

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
VarietalRiesling
Age of Vines52 – 92 years old
Alc/vol12.5%
ClosureStelvin
Yield per Vine2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre
Oak TreatmentNone
Total Production10.000 bottles
VintageVery mild through spring and summer, with good top-up rainfall, a mild long dry summer has produced silver green streaked fruit of amazing flavours and natural holding acidity sees this 2022 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. Again 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, spice, texture, weight & persistence that finishes crisp, dry & long.

Reviews

The Winefront, Gary Walsh June 2022

I’d say over the past few years there’s been a little shift in style for this wine, less typical Eden Valley, more Eden via Rheinhessen, or something like that. Different anyway, and very much its own thing.

Pink grapefruit, lime, a little pepper, lemon in tonic water, fresh herbs and musky/floral perfume. Savoury, spicy, chalky texture, subtle lime rind and quinine bitterness, ripe but firm acidity, distinctly umami character to the long zesty finish. So interesting. Outstanding.