Framingham F Series Old Vine Riesling 2019
Layered and complex, citrus fruits and wet slate continue throughout. Crisp, lively acidity carries through the dry, lingering finish.
Framingham's F Series Old Vine Riesling is sourced from 35-year-old organically grown vines on Framingham's estate in Marlborough. It was aged on its lees for 9 months. Of the total volume, approximately 12% was fermented in old oak.
The estate was originally established in 1994 by Rex Brooke-Taylor and is named after his ancestral home in Norfolk, England. Framingham was later taken on by English born Dr Andrew Hedley (armed with a PhD in chemistry) and his wife Debra. Since then, Hedley has not only overcome cancer but succeeded in making some of Marlborough's finest wines, being particularly renowned for their Rieslings (planted in 1981). Framingham is now owned by the Portuguese company Sogrape. Yields are carefully controlled and Framingham is now farmed organically.
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A deliciously balanced old-world style, the nose has concentrated lime fruit with hints of honeysuckle and stony minerality. Medium to full bodied, the palate is intense with rich, balanced flavours of mandarin and ripe apple. Layered and complex, citrus fruits and wet slate continue throughout. Crisp, lively acidity carries through the dry, lingering finish.