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    Frankland Estate Riesling 2019

    Frankland Estate Riesling 2019

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    $26.99
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    $26.99

    This wine is made from 100% Riesling grown in family’s estate vineyards. A selection of small ferments was made from parcels of fruit harvested in some younger vines planted in 2006 on a high ironstone rocky ridge in the ironstone “coffee rock” - the classic soil from the Frankland Estate property. This combines with some of Frankland Estate’s original parcels of Riesling planted in 1988. A very crystalline riesling on the nose with hints of white citrus flower and blossom. The soft and delicate approach builds with a combination of lime and bath salts. Delicate crystalline flavours 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 well-established Rieslings from Frankland Estate, this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity, allied to generosity of fruit.

    Producer

    Hunter Smith has a Bachelor of Business (Agricultural Management) degree from Marcus Oldham College in Victoria and became a full-time member of the Frankland Estate team in 1999. He is involved in every aspect of the winery operations including finance and marketing and is also responsible for managing the family’s wool growing interests. He shares winemaking duties with brother-in-law Brian Kent, who developed an interest in winemaking during a stint in London, where he worked at Majestic Wines. He went on to complete a postgraduate degree in Viticulture and Oenology from Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2003, after his first vintage in Frankland River, Brian worked vintage in Russian River, a sub-region of the Sonoma Valley in California. In 2005 he completed another harvest in Rías Baixas in northwest Spain. Then, after six years of making wine in Frankland River, he joined the family business at Frankland Estate.

    Region

    Part of the overarching ‘Great Southern’ wine region in southern Western Australia, Frankland River is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets but not for long. It lies some 250km to the east of Margaret River amongst flourishing farmlands and the ironstone-rich gravel and sandy loams provide the perfect medium for Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a relatively young region, the first vineyards being planted in 1968 but it has quickly forged a reputation for excellent wines. Riesling and Shiraz excel and wineries such as Frankland Estate, Alkoomi and Ferngrove forged the regions reputation with many wineries from other Great Southern and Margaret River wineries now sourcing fruit from the region. The lo-fi crew love it here too with Express Wine Makers, Brave New Wine ND La Violetta all producing delicious, crunchy wines from Frankland River vineyards. Local Knowledge: Albany is a great place to base yourself when touring the Great Southern wine region. Make sure you visit Liberté Wine Bar which would be a hit in any capital city. Try the legendary garlic crab noodles.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      5-10 Years
    • Varieties

      Riesling
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Farming Practice

      Organic
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (1)

    Mike Bennie

    93 points | May 2020

    This does plenty. It's fresh and cool but gently sweet but not and shows citrus and florals but also stone fruit and green mango. Got it? Licks at the palate with zesty acidity but feels thirst-quenching and almost slightly like great tonic water. It feels neat and tidy in the palate, trim, very vibrant, and all up just darn awesome.

    This does plenty. It's fresh and cool but gently sweet but not and shows citrus and florals but also stone fruit and green mango. Got it? Licks at the palate with zesty acidity but feels thirst-quenching and almost slightly like great tonic water. It feels neat and tidy in the palate, trim, very vibrant, and all up just darn awesome.

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