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  • A complex wine showing both restraint and finesse
  • Balanced acidity keeps the wine focused achieving good length
  • This wine will drink well now and over the next 7 years
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Lifted cedar toastiness complements the grapefruit and lemon notes. Nutty hints underlying a restrained spice note.
Palate Lively citrus zest on the front palate. Lifted citrus, tangerine and stone fruit notes follow a complex mid palate with lovely creamy width. The acidity is racy and mouth coating giving the wine a lovely length and focus.
Food Pairing Roast chicken.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes 100% organically grown chardonnay from the Isolation Ridge vineyard.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Frankland River
Country Australia
Sustainability Organic
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Frankland Estate
Established by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam in 1988, Frankland Estate is located in the Frankland River region of Western Australia. Having both grown up around winemaking, the pair decided to diversity their faming interest and wool business after touring the French wine regions in 1985. The pair is now assisted on the winemaking side by their children Elizabeth and Hunter as well as winemaker Brian Kent.With the belief that the sensitivity of Riesling grapes make them capable of transmitting terroir better than any other white grape variety, Frankland Estate is famed for its single vineyard Rieslings that truly showcase the soils of the vineyard to which theyÕre planted.Conversion to organic viticulture at Frankland Estate began in 2005, prohibiting the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. It makes sense; the Frankland River region is so isolated that it is almost free of pests and disease. It is isolated, that the vineyard surrounding the estate was aptly named Isolation Hill.
Frankland River
Home to some of the oldest grapevines in Western Australia, the Frankland River wine region is one of the five subregions of the Great Southern, Western Australia and is located at the northwestern corner of the region. In 1956, the wine growing potential of this land was first determined by a renowned viticulturalist from the United States called Dr. Harold Olmo. He noted that the climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, France, where the summers are cool which holds the key to excellent grape ripening conditions.



The river valley of this region plays an important part to the climate of the region. During the winter and spring time, it creates air circulation between the land and sea that keeps the frost at bay, which help reduce problems of vine frosting. In the summer, the river valley helps funnel cool air north from the ocean that helps cool down the grapevines during the afternoon heat, prolonging the ripening period for wine grapes. Thanks to its relatively warm mediterranean climate, the Frankland River region holds the most ideal conditions for producing the high quality wines the area is celebrated for, such as riesling, shiraz, and cabernet sauvignon.

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