Superb textured Riesling undergoing barrel fermentation and matured for 10 months on lees which could destroy the fruit, but it doesn’t as it still retains some lovely precise primary aromas of lemon pith, with an added funky struck match note. Zesty acid driven palate with a long satisfying finish. Alter Weg translated meaning ‘old way’ a reference to its traditional Germanic winemaking approach
Frankland River Alter Weg Riesling 2021, Frankland River, WA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.