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Bottle Price: $32.00
Bin: 112
Name: Frisk "Prickly" Riesling
Vintage: 2018
Region: Victoria, Australia
Varietal: Riesling
Producer: Frisk
Country: Australia
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Tasting Notes: This zippy Riesling is floral and weighted, with notes of lime sorbet, rose petals, and a hint of fennel. With its racy verve, subtle complexity and just a tinge of sweetness, it's a perfect companion for both sweet and spicy dishes...or, simply on its own. Refreshingly complex on the palate, it will make you wonder how you emptied your glass so quickly - and have you reaching for another.
Galaxy Notes: SEMI-SPARKLING/PETILLANT MEDIUM SWEET 4.3% Residual Sugar (43g/L), 3.0 pH, 8.8% ABV Harvested in the chilly eve, prized free-run Riesling juice is fermented with canny yeasts that ensure the wine is sporting plenty of aromatic verve. And the prickle? A gentle spritz courtesy of those clever yeasts, captured to deliver a palate-rousing tickle. Nestled into the foothills of the Victorian Alps, the Alpine Valleys harbor a handful of dogged grape growers whose ancestors arrived in the 1850s after a less-than-comfortable boat trip from Italy. With lofty slopes climbing to 2000 feet, vineyards are snow clad in winter. The vines here greedily nosh ancient deposits of granite-based loam to produce flinty, minerally wines.
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