Bang for Buck: 2018 GRAFTED #14 x Frankland Estate Riesling
Here at Blackhearts we believe that any weather is Riesling weather – and this lil number is the perfect candidate for the cooler months that are upon us! Made by the great people over at Frankland Estate and born of their genre-bending (in an Australian sense) Alter-Weg Riesling project, we were very humbled to have access to a couple of leftover barrels to play around with for our very own Grafted Series of wines.
In-conversion organic fruit was harvested fully ripe, the gentle oxidative handling (including short skin contact and retention of full solids) has resulted in a beautifully textural and layered Riesling. Upfront there’s beautiful ripe apple and concentrated citrus pith, but this wine is just as much about the savoury context its decidedly ‘old-world’ winemaking techniques have brought, all connected by delicate acidity. Can you tell we’re excited about this one?!
Great Southern, $24
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