Wine of the Week – Clos du Tertre, Riesling, Frankland River, 2014

Clos du Tertre Riesling 2014

Single Vineyard

“Hailing from a single vineyard in Frankland River, this was a wonderful surprise. While the climate of Frankland River is known to produce rieslings of startling austere acidity, this Clos du Tertre from husband and wife duo Lee and Clemence Hasselgrove is lush and concentrated. The vineyard is 35 years old and dry grown (ie not irrigated). The nose has precise minerality‚Ķ like a crunchy slate, wet limestone character. The palate is saturated in quay lime and white pepper, with a touch of orange blossom on the finish. I loved this delicate yet powerful, balanced and restrained riesling, and will be buying more. 95 points

 

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