Franca's Vineyard Riesling (12 per case)



TASTING NOTES

Pale green straw. Lemon sherbet on the nose with a dash of citrus blossom and spice. A crunchy Riesling style with a fleshy fruit palate and a finish that’s balanced in sugar and acid.

COLOUR

Pale green straw

NOSE

 Lemon sherbet on the nose with a dash of citrus blossom and spice

PALATE

A crunchy Riesling style with a fleshy fruit palate and a finish that’s balanced in sugar and acid.

WINE MAKING

The Riesling grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the morning to ensure retention of the pure varietal fruit flavours and natural acid. The berries were left to cold soak on skins for a few hours to enhance colour and allow some phenolic extraction for added texture. The berries were then pressed gently, the juice floated, and then inoculated with a carefully selected aromatic yeast strain. Ferment was set to 14 degrees, taking a couple of weeks to complete, ensuring the pure fruit characters were protected.

FOOD PAIRING
Ceviche of scallops, octopus and snapper with chilli and lime

 

VINTAGE NOTES 

A normal budburst in September in cool, dry conditions, was the only thing that was predictable about this vintage. After a December and January of searing heat, regional fires and unpredictable winds, autumn arrived early in early February. The critical late summer/autumn ripening period was perfect for bringing out the best qualities from each our vineyards.

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