2013 Framingham "Classic" Riesling Marlborough (Off Dry)
Full-flavoured Riesling with lime/citrus, orange blossom, apricot, mineral and delicate nut and toast flavours. Subtle sweetness is balanced by deliciously fruity acidity to give the wine an exquisite tension and energy.
Brilliant, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is soft and voluminous with a refined array of beautifully and harmoniously interwoven aromas of lime fruit with yellow florals and honey, along with some toasty secondary complexities. Medium in sweetness, the palate is gently rich and luscious with flavours of ripe citrus fruits and exotic florals, along with honey and toast that build in decadence and palate weight. The fruit extract forms a deep core which flows with good drive and underlying acid energy. The palate has a fine, dry phenolic thread that balances the sweetness, leading to a long, harmoniously poised, sustained finish. This is a delicately rich and lush medium-sweet Riesling with some secondary toasty complexity. Serve as an aperitif and with mildly spiced Asian cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. A wine in the Spatlese Halbtrocken style, the fruit late picked without botrytis influence, cool-fermented to 12.0% alc. and 17 g/L RS, TA 7.5 g/L and pH 2.95.
*Editors' Choice* Framingham is one of New Zealand’s top Riesling producers, so it’s good to see this bottling again here in the States. It opens with hints of wet stone and moss, then proves more generous on the palate, adding notes of apple, citrus and honey. For a wine that’s described as “off dry,” it tastes pretty dry on the lingering finish.
Smoky, pungent nose. Lovely rich spread of classic Riesling aromas. So direct, fresh and breezy! This could already be enjoyed now. It tastes light as air, as though it had less than 12% alcohol and is just off bone dry - sort of dry Kabinett style. Such precision. Any Riesling lover would be impressed by this.
Vibrant peach and nectarine flavors are succulent and juicy, with plenty of spice and floral overtones. Brewed-tea notes come in on the finish. (Web-2015)
Trophy for "Best White Wine" SF International Wine Competition 2015 - Double Gold Medal (Unanimous Gold awarded by all judges). K&L USA Exclusive Direct Import!!!