100% Riesling sourced from 35 year old organically grown vines on Framingham's estate in Marlborough.
Fruit was harvested by hand, and separated into two portions at the winery. Half were de-stemmed and given 6 hours skin contact before pressing, and the rest whole bunch pressed. Unclarified musts were settled for 12 hours before racking off gross solids to a mixture of stainless steel barrels and older oak. Fermentation was allowed to start spontaneously, and the components were left on full ferment lees for 9 months. Of the total volume, approximately 12% was fermented in old oak.
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.
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