WINE NOTES: Gently developed secondary aromatics of toast, butter, beeswax, smoke and grilled lemon over mandarin orange and cream notes. Intense palate with soft structure and gentle phenolics. Complex mixture of fruit and secondary notes; mandarin orange and lemon curd with hints of toast, honey and biscuit. Acid structure is still bright, giving a juicy and mineral finish.
AWARDS / REVIEWS:Current Release.
VINIFICATION: A significant amount of work is done in the vineyards that produce grapes for all of Framingham’s Rieslings. Extensive crop thinning (when necessary) and leaf plucking are practiced, giving low yields of grapes that have had reasonably good exposure to sunlight. Fruit was harvested by hand, whole bunches being loaded into the press and the gently extracted free run portion separated for Dry Riesling. Resultant juices were clarified by cold settling for 2-3 days before racking to ferment. Ferments were conducted in stainless steel tanks at cool rather than cold temperatures. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were left on ferment lees for 5 months to add a little texture. After blending, the wine was gently stabilised, clarified and bottled under screwcap to preserve freshness, flavour and integrity.