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There are only a few names on the shortlist for best Riesling producer in Australia and Frankland Estate is without a doubt one of them. Their organically grown vineyards in the Great Southern region of Western Australia boast some of the finest Riesling fruit in the country. The 2015 Frankland Estate Riesling is a new wine from them, a combination of their famous single vineyard wines set at a price point everyone can enjoy. It has all the perfume and seduction that have become the hallmarks of Riesling from this region and if you are looking for top shelf Riesling at under $30 - this is one of the best around.
What it Tastes Like
"It has quite a bit of texture with its chalky mouthfeel, and also a fair amount of bathroom perfume and spicy peppery flavours. Lime, mouth perfume, slightly jagged, but shapely acidity, and a cranking savoury quinine laced finish. It has plenty of character." - Gary Walsh
91 points. "A new wine from Frankland Estate. It has quite a bit of texture with its chalky mouthfeel, and also a fair amount of bathroom perfume and spicy peppery flavours. Lime, mouth perfume, slightly jagged, but shapely acidity, and a cranking savoury quinine laced finish. It has plenty of character." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings produced by Frankland Estate, this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity, resulting in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared with confidence for many years to come. With aromas of white citrus flower and blossom, this wine might at first take you by surprise; married with a lovely combination of lime, saltiness, and spice, the vibrancy of these flavours flows across the palate, highlighting the textural focus of the wine whilst also alluding to the impeccable balance this bottle has in store. TASTING NOTE With aromas of white citrus flower and blossom this wine starts with alluring appeal. A lovely combination of lime, bath salts and spice makes its way to a generosity of fruit. The richness of fruit flows across the palate highlighting the textural focus of the wine whilst the presence of acidity alludes to the impeccable balance this dry but fruit driven Riesling has in store. Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings from Frankland Estate this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity result in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared with confidence it will continue to develop further complexity for many years to come.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
About the Producer
Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus on their certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker. Their cool climate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region and the country with several single vineyard releases that could be a contender for Australia’s Best Rizza. Frankland Estate is a cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.
Frankland River is rapidly becoming one of WA’s most important wine-producing regions. With a cooler climate than Margaret River, it offers amazing scope for the exploration of varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Shiraz. The wines have an elegance and a finesse to them and at this point are remarkably good value. One of the jewels of the Great Southern area that has a big future ahead of it.
Riesling is the king of white grapes. With unparalleled versatility, it rightfully carries the ‘Noble’ name tag. We make extraordinary Riesling in Australia, from far and wide. From the classic searing, razor-sharp styles in the Clare and Eden Valleys to the fragrant and enchanting wines of the Great Southern, Australian Riesling is a chameleon that can take on many forms. Sweet, steely, lean or textured, the world of Riesling is a thing of wonder that should be explored by all true lovers of wine.
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