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Framingham Noble Riesling 2018

DESSERT WINE - 375ml bottle

100% Riesling selected from 36 year old organically grown vines on the Framingham estate vineyard in Marlborough.

Fruit was selectively hand harvested. Composed from six Auslese picks; bunches were selected with largely 100% botrytis affected berries, though most were in relatively early stages of dehydration and not yet fully raisined; the remainder were turning in colour with early botrytis bloom. Net botrytis influence was difficult to judge, but is significant! Fermented in 55% stainless steel and 45% oak barrels before final blending.

Winemaker's Comments

A sweet, botrytis affected wine inspired by the classic German “Beerenauslese” style. It is deeply concentrated, yet elegant and not cloying as a result of its vibrant acid and naturally low alcohol. Aromatics of orange citrus, apricot, marmalade and cream with a rich mouthfeel and extract, lots of stone fruit and zesty flavours, all held together with the bright acidity. Tense and juicy on the finish.

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