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Sal Johnson
1 October 2015 | Sal Johnson

Decisions, decisions!

This week sees the arrival of the final wines in our 2015 Riesling line up here at Artisans with the release of two of our favourites in the Sons of Eden Freya and the Teusner Empress. Perfectly timed to coincide with the forecast here for the weekend of sunshine and good times, nothing quite satisfies like an ice cold Riesling on a sunny 34 degree day.

All three will be on tasting all weekend here at Artisans.

Teusner Empress Riesling – If shiraz is King in the Barossa, Riesling is surely Queen!

Intense orange blossom, white flowers and slatey minerality.                                                                                              

Sourced from 2 vineyards within the Eden Valley, one in High Eden and the other is located at the northern end near Keyneton and is a 50yo dry grown vineyard.


Sons of Eden Freya Riesling – Named after the Nordic goddess of Love, War and Fertility

Jasmine and fresh lime and lemon blossom with an intense core of lime and lemon with subtle minerality.

Whole bunch presses and fermented cool to retain aromatics

3 vineyard sites in Eden Valley – 25yo vines from Flaxmans Valley, 41yo vines from Craneford and 17yo vines from High Eden


Spinifex Riesling – the first Riesling in the Spinifex stable and rare for Pete, it’s a single varietal!

Floral notes on the nose of citrus blossom and rose petal, with talcy notes on the palate and fine acid with subtle weight.

25% whole berry ferment, 10% fermented in old French oak and partial malo 


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