**Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards, May 2019**
A very crystalline riesling on the nose with hints of white citrus flower and blossom. The 2018 Frankland Estate Riesling has a soft and delicate approach, which 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. This wine beautifully displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity, allied to generosity of fruit. Superb value for money!
This wine was made from 100% Riesling grown in the family’s estate vineyards. A selection of small ferments from parcels of fruit harvested from younger vines is combined with some of Frankland Estate’s original parcels of Riesling planted in 1988.
Grapes are pressed immediately on arrival at the winery. The juice is left to settle in tank overnight before being racked. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at relatively low temperatures (less than 14 deg C) over 4-6 weeks with minimal intervention. Left on fermentation lees prior to bottling.
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