Frankland Estate Riesling 2017


Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings produced by Frankland Estate this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity resulting in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared with confidence.


Consistent with the now well-established Rieslings produced by Frankland Estate, this wine displays the balance of pristine fruit flavours and laser-like acidity, resulting in an exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared with confidence for many years to come. With aromas of white citrus flower and blossom, this wine might at first take you by surprise; married with a lovely combination of lime, saltiness, and spice, the vibrancy of these flavours flows across the palate, highlighting the textural focus of the wine whilst also alluding to the impeccable balance this bottle has in store.

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Additional information



2015 – A wet spring with considerable windy wet conditions over flowering resulted in poor fruit set and significantly reduced crops. The dry summer low yields and warm January accelerated ripening however some light rain events and cooler conditions towards the end of February and early March allowed for rieslings to be harvested in cool and good condition. Harvest for this wine was conducted on the 9th to the 12th of march 2015.


This wine was made from 100% riesling grown in family’s estate vineyards. A selection of small ferments was made from parcels of frit harvested in some younger vines planted in 2006 on a high ironstone rocky ridge in the ironstone “coffee rock” that is classic soil from the property at Frankland Estate.

The vineyard is farmed according to certified organic principles and this is reflected in the clarity and complexity of the pristine fruit from the vineyard.  Riesling vines from two different clones planted in 2006 on undulating slopes with duplex soils of ironstone gravel over a clay sub-soil. Vertical shoot position trellis systems are used through the vineyard.

The cool nights and long slow ripening periods typical of the Frankland region allow maximum flavour development while maintaining the distinctive vibrant acidity for which Rieslings from this region are renowned.


Grapes are pressed immediately on arrival at the winery with the juice left to settle in tank over night before being racked. The wine was then fermented in stainless steel tanks at relatively low temperatures (less than 14 deg C) over 10 weeks with minimal intervention from our winemakers in order to obtain the purest expression of the pristine, organically grown fruit. The wine was then left on its fermentation lees for five months prior to bottling in October

1 review for Frankland Estate Riesling 2017

  1. 92 pts

    Jamie Goode,

    June 2017

    Vintage: 2016

    “Estate grown. Lovely bright lemony fruit is the dominant theme here, with some mandarin richness. It’s pretty, delicate and vibrant with a juicy quality, and nice texture, too. Floral and generous with good balance, it’s a delight to drink.”

    94 pts

    James Halliday, Halliday Magazine

    March 2017

    Vintage: 2016

    “Quartz-white; the bouquet has floral blossom and hints of bath powder, the palate powerful and grippy (in a good sense) with rocky minerality and a very long aftertaste. Demands 5+ years, and will repay 10+ handsomely.”

    95 pts

    Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review

    February 2017

    Vintage: 2016

    “Grown on ironstone soils in the cold hills of the southern tip of Western Australia, where a long ripening period creates riesling of perfume and vibrant natural acidity. Floral orange, lime and potpourri aromas rise seductively from the glass, before juicy mineral and lime flavours effortlessly fill the mouth.”

    93 pts

    Toni Paterson MW,

    January 2017

    Vintage: 2016

    “This wine is the epitome of purity. Fragrant and ethereal, it has pitch-perfect floral and citrus notes. The palate has great harmony, and I adore the mid-palate sweet lime flavours. Post fermentation lees ageing has added gentle texture and weight. Simply stunning.”

    95 pts

    Huon Hooke,

    September 2016

    Vintage: 2016

    “Palish yellow hue and a fresh, new, estery fragrance with lime-leaf aromas and a very intense limey palate flavour, lifted by a tickle of sweetness. The finish is beautifully balanced, ultra-fresh and clean. There’s an irresistible juiciness in the middle palate, which is delicious.”


    Grape Observer

    July 2016

    Vintage: 2015

    “This is an exciting wine. It is among the best young rieslings I have
    tasted and is from Frankland Estate in the Frankland River region in Great Southern IN Western Australia. And here I was hoping to buy less wine over the next couple of months…Its aromatics are saline, with a mineral and lime overlay. The palate has wonderful length on the finish and is dry with a medium, even slightly plumper, body and flavours reminding of lemon, lime and minerals, bound together by a saline seam of fresh acidity. Utterly delicious.”

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