Frankland Estate Alter Weg Riesling 2022


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Frankland River, Australia
95 points


Introducing Alter Weg, a testament to tradition and meticulous craftsmanship in Riesling production. This distinguished wine captures the essence of the "old way" with carefully selected, ripe Riesling fruit that undergoes a gentle pressing before resting in large format barrels for wild yeast fermentation.

Aged for over 10 months on full lees, it develops into a beautifully textured masterpiece, marrying fruit-forward richness with creamy, textural finesse. Its lightly golden hue and nuanced oxidative approach add depth to its character. Each grape is meticulously harvested at optimal coolness, ensuring soft, prolonged extraction during slow press cycles. We offer this exceptional Riesling, crafted with passion and expertise, for your enjoyment and appreciation.


95 points
Gary Walsh

Apple, lime, fennel, a little parmesan rind. Juicy, saline, cheese rind, nutty and kind of juicy, with some chalk dust grip, more of that nutty stuff, bright acidity, but fleshy too, with a whole lot of weight and lime zest on a finish of excellent length. Excellent. Frankland River via Rheinhessen. Complex and so good to drink.


Fine acidity, luscious fruit (in a riesling context), texture and length. What more do you desire? There is more: a little tug of phenolics, the openness on the palate yet slatey and reigned in by lemon-sorbet acidity. Moreish, a touch savoury and an excellent drink.


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Serving Temp.
6-8 °C
Food pairing
White Fish

Tasting Profile

Tangerine notes and a seductive saline morishness support the delicate aroma of spice and the juicy ripe citrus tones. Mineral yet juicy palate, initially a very slight reduction aroma of gun smoke/ironstone gives way to the fruitfulness and volume of this wine as it opens up. Saline and crystalline notes give freshness and brightness which is followed by a soft textural line that gives the wine a fullness and completeness.
The tension of this wine masterfully balances the fruitful yet savoury palate with a deliciousness and mouth-watering finish from the fine well-rounded acidity. The barrel maturation gives the wine a notable roundness and fullness whilst in keeping with the fine line achieved by our organic Rieslings at Frankland Estate. A complex balanced Riesling that will gain further complexity with age.

Frankland Estate Alter Weg Riesling 2022

Frankland Estate Alter Weg Riesling 2022

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