Framingham ‘F-Series’ ‘Old Vine’ Marlborough Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 19-Aug-2013
Bright straw-yellow with golden hues, lighter on rim. This has a very concentrated, powerful and tightly bound nose packed with citrus fruits, white florals and stonefruits intermixed with minerals and a hint of smoke forming a complex aromatic amalgam. Dry to taste, the palate is soft-textured with a well-integrated core showing a full, interwoven array of flavours. White stonefruits, florals and citrus fruits intermingling with lees notes, minerals and honey. The palate is subtly succulent with an underlying power and linearity, but utterly harmonious in mouthfeel. Soft textures and ripe, background acidity carry the palate to a lingering, ethereal finish. This is a very fine textured, harmonious, dry Riesling with a full array of complex flavours. Match with poultry and a variety of white meats over the next 5-6 years. Old vine fruit, mainly from the front of the winery, hand-picked and indigenous yeast fermented, 33% in old oak and 67% in stainless barrel to 13.5% alc. and 6 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees 10 months with batonnage. 150 dozen made. 19.0/20 Aug 2013 RRP $40.00

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