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Frankland Estate Riesling 2017


The 2017 Vintage is extraordinary with fresh aromas of lemon juice, white citrus flower and blossom. The soft and delicate approach builds with a combination of lime and bath salts. Delicate crystalline flavors on the palate show a dry precise Riesling with texture, spice and delicate acidity that give the wine focus and fantastic length. Consistent with the now well-established Riesling from Frankland, this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavors and laser like acidity. It will continue to develop over the next 10 years.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The vineyard is farmed according to certified organic principles & this is reflected in the clarity & complexity of the pristine fruit from the vineyard. Riesling vines are from 2 different clones planted in 1988 & 2006 on undulating slopes with duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay sub-soil. Vertical shoot position trellis systems are used through the vineyard. The cool nights & long, slow ripening periods typical of the Frankland region allow maximum flavor development while maintaining the distinctive vibrant acidity for which Rieslings from this region are renowned. Grapes are pressed immediately on arrival at the winery, with the juice left to settle in tank overnight before being racked. The wine was then fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures (less than 57.2 F) over 4-6 weeks with minimal intervention from our winemakers in order to obtain the purest expression of the organically-grown fruit. The wine was then left on its fermentation lees prior to bottling.

Serving Hints
Riesling is a versatile wine for pairing with food and goes well with white fish or pork, and spicy Asian cuisine as well as seafood or pasta. Best served chilled.

PRODUCER: Frankland Estate
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: Frankland River
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Riesling
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

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