Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Riesling Kabinett 2017

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Dec-2017
Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, lighter on the rim with green tints. The nose is softly full and gently packed with well-concentrated aromas of pure lime fruit along with subtle notes of white florals and mouthwatering mineral nuances. Some smokiness and honeysuckle elements emerge with aeration. Off-dry to medium in sweetness, and light-bodied, the palate has gently rich fruit flavours of limes and white florals, with honeysuckle and thirst-quenching minerals. The fruit forms a soft-textured core and heart with light phenolic grip. The acidity is soft and lacy, and provides gentle energy, the wine carrying to a rich floral and honied finish. This is a soft, gently concentrated, medium Riesling with lime, floral and honeysuckle flavours and mouthwatering minerals on a fine, textural palate. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian fare over the next 4-5 years. Selective hand-picked fruit at 20.3 Brix with no botrytis from the ‘Front’ block old vines, given overnight skin contact, 15% skin-fermented over 15 days, 40% fermented in old oak and the remainder in stainless-steel, all by indigenous yeast to 8.5% alc. and 49 g/L RS, the wine in a second-use acacia puncheon on lees for 5 months. 650 bottles made. 18.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $34.99

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