Wine of the week
Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Riesling, Frankland River 2013 $18
A perennial favourite, this is Frankland Estate’s entry-level riesling which consistently over-delivers. The grapes come from three grower vineyards in Frankland River, mostly on ironstone soils. With a pale yellow hue, it has a lemon/citrus aromas which carries a slight reductive overtone when first poured, not unusual in young riesling, and the palate delivers a range of flavours from lemon curd to dried wildflowers or pot-pourri. The mouth-feel is zesty and fresh, tangy and nervy – not austere, just frisky. A delicious wine with a long, clean, appetizing finish. It’s great value for money. Best drinking now to five or six years. 11.5 per cent alcohol. 93/100 (Huon’s Wine 360)
Food: spanner crab and cauliflower salad; pan-fried flathead with pasta and ratatouille; most white-fleshed fish, simply cooked.
Stockists: United Cellars; Five Way Cellars
Winery Rating: 93.3
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