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Frankland Estate Riesling Rocky Gully 750ml 2012
Sku: 1801284
Established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam, Frankland Estate is a family owned and operated winery located in the cool climate region of Frankland River, Western Australia. The fami ...more
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Country: Australia
Region: West Australia
Grape Varietal: Riesling
Type: Still wine
Reg. $27.99
On Sale $23.39
Buy Frankland Estate Riesling Rocky Gully
Notes of tropical fruit, apple and lime with wet stone, spice are met with minerality and vibrant acidity on the finish.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2012 Rocky Gully Riesling has intense aromas of fresh lemon juice, lime cordial and pink grapefruit with a touch of wet pebbles. Intensely fruited, wonderfully crisp, light -bodied and zesty in the mouth, it offers a long invigorating finish. Drink it now to 2017+.  (Dec 2012)

Wine Enthusiast 89 points - As a straightahead Aussie Riesling for drinking young alongside raw oysters, this has few equals. Scents of petrichor and fresh flower-shop greenery mingle easily on the nose, while the crispness of the high-acid backbone resounds on the palate, ending on a talc-like note. (Sep 2013)

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Established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam, Frankland Estate is a family owned and operated winery located in the cool climate region of Frankland River, Western Australia. The family’s main enterprise is sheep and wool production - Isolation Ridge Vineyard is situated within their 3,000 acre property and is planted on a regional mix of ironstone and limonite cemented sand, colloquially called coffee rock. This 74 acre vineyard was planted in 1988 and is certified organic by ACO (Australian Certified Organics). Winemaker Judi Cullam is assisted by her children, viticulturalist Elizabeth Smith and operational manager, Hunter Smith. Fruit for the Rocky Gully wines and the single vineyard Rieslings is sourced from certified organic growers in the Frankland River.
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Alcohol: 11.0%

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Fran­k­land Estate was estab­lished in 1988 by Bar­rie Smith and Judi Cul­lam who con­tinue to be actively involved in every aspect of the vine­yard and win­ery. They are now assisted by their daugh­ter Eliz­a­beth Smith, son Hunter Smith and a small, hard­work­ing team who enjoy the diverse and idio­syn­cratic chal­lenges asso­ci­ated with work­ing in a fam­ily business. The Iso­la­tion Ridge vine­yard lies on part of a farm where the fam­ily have run a wool grow­ing enter­prise since 1974. The deci­sion to diver­sify their farm­ing inter­ests was inspired and informed by a tour of French vine­yards Bar­rie and Judi under­took in 1985 and also by two vin­tages they worked at Chateau Sene­jac in Bordeaux. The wine­mak­ing philoso­phies at Fran­k­land Estate reflect these influ­ences as well as the hard-earned lessons gained from some 17 vin­tages in the Fran­k­land River region. Our approach to wine­mak­ing is based on the prin­ci­ple that the most sig­nif­i­cant char­ac­ter­is­tics of a wine come from the soil and the vine­yard envi­ron­ment. We aim to make wines that reflect nature rather than the hand of the wine­maker. This is the basis of our com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able farm­ing and to work­ing the land in accord with the cycles of nature. We care­fully nur­ture the health of the soils in our vine­yard and only take from our vine­yards as much as can be replaced by nat­ural processes. Our use of viti­cul­tural prac­tices will result in us gain­ing organic cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in 2009 but is already evi­dent in the com­plex­ity, depth and inten­sity of flavour in our wines.

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