Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Riesling Spatlese ‘Gold Capsule’ 2017

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Dec-2017
Brilliant light straw-yellow colour with lemony hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and gentle in expression with ethereal aromas of white and yellow florals, subtly exotic lime and tropical fruit elements melded with honeysuckle, minerals and musky botrytis. Medium-sweet to taste, the palate is soft and harmoniously integrated with gentle flavours of lime fruit, exotic florals, honey and musk, with underlying mineral notes. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth in flow with interwoven fruit flavours, refined acidity and very delicate phenolic textures and extract. The wine carries with good underlying drive and linearity, to an exotic, honied, musky finish. This is a very soft, smooth and harmonious medium-sweet Riesling with rich citrus and tropical fruit, and honey with musky botrytis notes. Serve as an aperitif, with fruit and with fruit desserts over the next 5+ years. Selective hand-picked fruit at 23.1 Brix from a plot in the ‘Back’ block of old vines with approx. 10% botrytis, WBP, with 60% tank fermented, 10% fermented in stainless barrel, and 30% indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned acacia wood to 9.5% alc. and 66 g/L RS. The ‘gold capsule’ is used in Germany for wines with higher sugars than the norm for that pradikat. 750 bottles made. 18.5+/20 Dec 2017 RRP $39.99

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