Frankland Estate Poison Hill Riesling has more immediate appeal as a result of softer acidity and beguiling ripe fruit aromas with peach, spice and honeysuckle notes. Like most 2012 riesling’s from the region it is more generous than in previous vintages but still has the requisite level of acidity to provide good ageing ability.
Since 2001 Frankland Estate has produced limited quantities of two additional single vineyard rieslings (Poison Hill & Cooladerra) to complement the Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling. Poison Hill VineyardThe unconventional name of this vineyard is a result of it being located on the slopes of a hill where Heartleaf Clover is found. This clover is poisonous to all but indigenous animals and posed a threat to the sheep of early settlers who signalled its presence on their maps in typically blunt style.
A blend of Alvarinho and Trajadura with a slight fizz. Ripe, aromatic nose but it is bone dry on the palate and finishes very clean. The wines from this northerly sub-region are generally considered to be a little more ripe and complex than the classic Vinho Verde style.
Light yellow, clean and transparent. The nose offers floral aromas of jasmine, as well as herbs, lychee, and honey notes. The floral notes reappear on the palate, along with apple, apricot, and mandarin orange. Presents good volume and the flavorful, persistent finish leaves a sweet and fruity sensation on the palate.