Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling 2020

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jh95

James Halliday – Two clones from a famed vineyard, organically grown fruit. The wine is then left on its lees for 6 months. A small parcel was fermented and aged in (neutral) oak for 10 months. Terroir-linked aromas here, a sense of jasmine green tea. The citrus elements are more grapefruit, and with that there's an earthy, spicy side to the palate as well. Trademark acidity is really integrated and comfortable inside the total structure, with its pithy, mineral feels closely connected. A distinctive expression. Tony Love Published 13 August 2021

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James Suckling – Very light yellow-green colour, with a very appealing lemon blossom aroma, lemon pith as well, and other citrus associated scents. The wine is fruity and just off-dry, the mouth-feel juicy and intensely flavoured, the finish long and rewarding. An excellent wine with high potential. Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

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Huon Hooke – It’s a powerful style of Riesling, no doubt. Green apple, wet stones, lavender, lime and fresh yoghourt. Intense, bold, fine powdery pumice stone texture with perfume, guava and zest of lime, cool commanding acidity, but so settled and unobtrusive, almost a key lime pie richness carrying the very long finish. It’s discernibly different to most Australian Riesling, and plants its flag firmly in the powder. Wonderful.

About This Wine

Wine of the Year at the 2020 WA Good Food Guide Awards

This wine is 100% Riesling from the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. Riesling vines from two different clones were planted in 1988 on undulating north- and east-facing slopes with duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay subsoil. A number of trellis systems are used throughout the vineyard, which is situated 256m above sea level. The cool nights and long, slow ripening periods typical of the Frankland River region allow maximum flavour development while maintaining distinctive vibrant acidity The vineyard is farmed according to certified organic principles and this is reflected in the clarity and complexity of the pristine fruit.

This exudes such pristine life from the glass with elegant, floral notes and fresh lime juice, sliced yellow grapefruit, green apples and powdery bath salts. The palate has a sleekly defined and attractively pithy core of lime-juice flavours with an exceptionally long finish that holds such juicy, pristine citrus-fruit flavours. So long. From organically grown grapes. Drink over the next decade or more. Screw cap.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling
Country Australia
Region Frankland River
Brand Frankland Estate
Vintage 2020

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