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Frankland Estate Netley Road Riesling 2013


The Frankland Estate Netley Road Riesling is a bright straw-green color, with a fragrant, complex nose that shows hints of grapefruit, lime zest and green tea, alongside suggestions of wet-stone minerality. On the palate, it has tightly-wound, pristine citrus, stone fruit and spice flavors of remarkably clarity and depth. It is a wine of great textural complexity with seamless layers of flavors complemented by a firm backbone of very fine but very persistent, lemon-infused acidity. This wine is soft and elegant, but imbued with great power and intensity.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Netley Road vineyard was planted in 1966 and is one of the oldest in Western Australia’s Great Southern region. It was chosen for its ironstone ridge that runs north to south. However, the block selected for this Riesling lies in sandy loam soils facing east of the ridge, capturing the early morning sun. The old vines and loam-y soils produce a wine of richness and intensity. The grapes were handpicked in the cool early morning, then immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks and allowed to settle for 24 hours before being racked off its heavy lees. The wine was then fermeted in tanks and neutral oak at low temperatures for 12 weeks, with minimal intervention from the winemakers in order to obtain the purest expression of the pristine fruit.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served slightly chilled and is a perfect accompaniment for a wide range of foods including seafood, shellfish and dishes made with citrus or tropical fruits.

PRODUCER: Frankland Estates
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: Frankland River
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Riesling
ALCOHOL: 12.3%

Press Highlights

2014: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate #223, Mar 2016
2014: 92 Pts - Vinous, Mar 2016
2014: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2016
2013: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate #214, Aug 2014
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Sept 2013
2011: 96 Pts - James Halliday, Australian Wine Competition 2013
2011: 92+ Pts - Wine Advocate #202, Aug. 2012
2010: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate #196, Aug. 2011

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