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2016 Framingham Select Riesling

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Sometimes it’s appropriate to drink a wine that’s low in alcohol and what could be more exciting than this Germanic inspired Riesling that shares a tension between sweetness and acidity. Strangely enough it’s from Marlborough, New Zealand and the team at Framingham Estate have really nailed the style. It’s laden with minerals and seductive aromas of orange and honeysuckle before a silky and balanced palate of stonefruit and citrus.

Winemaker's Notes

A delicate, low alcohol wine, inspired by the elegant Spatlese styles of Germany. Showing varietal characters of lemon meringue pie, mandarin and apple with a stony, taut, mineral finish. Harmless crystals may form in the bottle. Made with certified organic grapes from our estate vineyard.

Cellar: 5 - 7 years

Food match: Enjoy as a superb aperitif

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2016 Framingham Select Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage, estate-grown in Marlborough and late-picked, was inspired by the German spatlese style. Light (8 per cent alcohol), it is pale and youthful, with lemony, appley, minerally aromas. The palate is finely poised, fresh and intense, with citrusy, appley, slightly spicy flavours, gentle sweetness (70 grams/litre of residual sugar) and racy acidity. It's still a baby; open 2013+.
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Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The 2008 vintage, grown in Marlborough and late-picked by hand, was inspired by the German spatlese style. Pale and light (7.5 per cent alcohol), it has a limey and minerally, complex bouquet. Finely poised and intense, it is pure, lemony and appley, with a lovely harmony of sweetness (60 grams/litre of residual sugar) and acidity. Best drinking 2011+.
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Designed for long-term cellaring, the 2003 vintage was estate-grown and late-harvested in Marlborough with no botrytis; the bunches were selected on the basis of their 'green/gold colour, as in Germany'. Pale lemon/green, with fresh, appley scents, it is light and juicy, with sweet (60 grams/litre of residual sugar) lemon and apple flavours and cleansing acidity. Showing impressive freshness, intensity and vivacity, it needs time to unveil its full potential; open 2006+.
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