Who makes it?
Sons of Eden is the wine label owned by Corey Ryan and Simon Cowham who make impeccable wines from the Barossa. Of course, the Barossa zone encompasses not just the warm and famous Barossa Valley, but also the cool, higher altitude Eden Valley. The Eden Valley region creates wines that are acclaimed worldwide for their elegance. The Barossa Valley is known for its power and concentration.
Unsurprisingly, the Sons of Eden wines, both red or whites, are textural, fresh and often bold.
How do they make it?
The Sons of Eden ‘Freya’ has been made from grapes from older vineyards around Australia’s Eden Valley. One of the best regions for Riesling in the country. To maintain that pristine fruit and floral perfume, the wine has been cold fermented. It has then spent 3 months resting on yeast to develop complexity and adds fullness to the mouth feel.
What does it taste like?
Some classic lime and lemon tanginess has a floral lift. It is dry, only about 2.5g/L residual sugar, with some pristine detail. The acid is fresh and crisp and extends the length. These are all as you should expect for a Eden Valley Riesling. What you should also expect is to be able to cellar this wine and the Freya is no exception. Indeed, this wine will live for well over decade if carefully cellared.
What to drink it with?
Undoubtedly you will enjoy this wine with a pear and brie tartlet or a feta salad, or salt and pepper squid.
Some tangy fresh goat’s cheese would be great.
Quickie review « Eden Valley Riesling from old vines, surely that is an irresistible combination of floral prettiness and tanginess. »
Country of Origin: Eden Valley, Australia
Tasting Date: July 2021
Price: UK£20 | AU$25
Drink: now – 10+ years
Needs food: no
Like the sound of this Sons of Eden Riesling, you might enjoy Rag and Bone Riesling.
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