Place: Isolation Ridge Vineyard - Frankland River, WA
This wine is 100% Riesling from the Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. Riesling vines from two different clones were planted in 1988 on undulating north and east-facing slopes with duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay subsoil. A number of trellis systems are used throughout the vineyard, which is situated 256m above sea level. The cool nights and long, slow ripening periods typical of the Frankland River region allow maximum flavour development while maintaining distinctive vibrant acidity The vineyard is farmed according to certified organic principles and this is reflected in the clarity and complexity of the pristine fruit.
Fine and complex, the baking spices translate on the pallet and fills the mouth with a concentrated mix of juicy lime and citrus notes followed by a core of spicy ironstone minerality. The acid profiles have mellowed and integrated to create a lovey generous mouth filling texture. Still youthful and will age gracefully for another 10 years plus. - Notes from the winemaker, Hunter Smith