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.
The Wine Front – 96 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front May 2020
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
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.