Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Riesling

Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Riesling 2020

Eden Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Torzi Matthews is a food and winemaking partnership between Domenic Torzi and Tracy Matthews. While Torzi Matthews are well-known for their high quality Shiraz, they've shown themselves equally capable of producing some high quality Eden Valley Riesling.

The just released 2020 Torzi Matthew Frost Dodger Riesling offers loads of zesty, citrus and white stone fruits aromatic, while the palate sears with vibrancy, texture and weight, finishing crisp, dry and long. A top flight example of Eden Valley Riesling with a long future ahead of it - although it's pretty irresistible now.

"96 Points. I gather Dom Torzi thinks this 2020 is one of his best releases to date. I guess he’d know. Firstly, wonderful texture and feel in the mouth with plenty of chalk and stony stuff. Flavours are green apple, lime and lemon verbena, fennel and ginger. It’s intense and crunchy, but has weight and powdery grip to go with all the sizzling acidity. It’s very long, and firm, to close. Most definitely a bit of the old mouth-watering going on here. Tasted: Jun20 12.5% alc. $28 Screwcap Drink: 2021 - 2035" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$21.90
Established in 1996, Torzi Matthews is a super impressive winery based in South Australia's Eden Valley wine region.

Proprietors Domenic Torzi and Tracey Matthews are full of passion and the firm conviction of appreciating the value of heritage tradition in the crafting of their wines and extra virgin olive oils.

Torzi Matthews produce two examples of Shiraz from their Mt McKenzie vineyard; Schist Rock and their flagship Frost Dodger Shiraz. Torzi Matthews also produce a 'Frost Dodger' Riesling along with a selection of Italian varietals under his 'Vigna Cantina' range.
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South Australia
Eden Valley
750
12.5
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 49 - 89 years old

Alc/vol 12.5%

Closure Stelvin

Yield per Vine 2 kg / 1.8 ton per acre

Oak Treatment None

Total Production 5300 bottles

Vintage Very dry winter and spring with wide frosts event produced the lowest crop load in a decade. The old vine sites showed good canopy to protect the small intense crop making this 2020 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.

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