Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2022

A$50.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Frankland River, Australia
Rating
96 points

Vintages

2022

Description

This wine was made from 100% Riesling grown in the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. Riesling vines from two different clones were planted in 1988 on undulating northern and eastern-facing slopes with duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay sub-soil. Several trellis systems are used throughout the vineyard, which is situated 256 meters above sea level. The cool nights and long slow ripening periods were typical of the Frankland River region allowing maximum flavour development while maintaining the distinctive vibrant acidity for which Rieslings from this region are renowned.

Ratings

Score
96 points
Review

A light to gently mid-weighted wine bristling with such intent that one can almost whiff the minerals on the nose, from spa salts, chalk, iodine and something smooth and slatey. Aromas of nashi pear, quince, citrus blossom and kaffir lime, with a juicy spurt of apple granita across the strident finish. Finishes with an emphatic pucker, suggesting that there is plenty in store for mid to longer-term cellaring. Drinkable now, but best from 2025. From organically grown grapes.

Score
96 points
Reviewer
James Halliday
Review

Seriously, if Frankland Estate can’t make outstanding Riesling, well, what’s the point of getting out of bed? A more subtle offering in 2022 retains the DNA thumbprint of the vineyard. Lemon blossom, honeysuckle, lime zest and finger lime acidity, yet softish and almost plush. The palate builds, adding a slip of sexy phenolics, the merest smidge of sweetness and everything in harmony to extend out and excite to the very end. As usual, an elegant, distinct riesling.

Specifications

Closure
Screw cap
Serving Temp.
6-8 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2036
Food pairing
White Fish

Tasting Profile

Nose
Complex and fine from the off, with pretty, lifted florals, lime, mandarin sorbet, white nectarine, talc and flint.
Palate
The medium-bodied palate has delicacy and gentle succulence, with a slight apricot-jam tightness through the back palate. A sensation of crystalline juice running over pebbles. Soft, pure, and almost ethereal, this has excellent length.

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2022

Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Riesling 2022
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