Familytree 'Maxine' Riesling 2012
Made exclusively for Familytree Wine Club members, these wines are named after people in our family trees. They are very unique wines made as a “one off” from carefully selected batches of fruit and only made in great vintages. Only available from the winery, these wines will be different from vintage to vintage and stocks are very limited.
Earlier this year, during vintage, a small batch of zesty Riesling from the cooler Great Southern Wine Region became available to our winemakers. They described it as lean and tight with good acid and lovely mineral characters. A dominating long and dry palate that’s powerful and full of character.
So we put it to you, our members, to name this wine after someone in your family… our winner was Florence Clements who has been a Familytree Wine Club Member for a few years now. She has won a dozen of each of the Maxine Riesling and the Edgar Cabernet Malbec. Congrats Florence.
“This Riesling is named after my sister who, like this wine, shows a lot of restraint and finesse. With many complex layers to their zesty character, both are marvellous and, once introduced, never forgotten.” Florence Clements, Familytree Wine Club Member
The fruit for this Riesling was grown on the Riversdale vineyard in Frankland, home to Western Australia’s finest Riesling wines. Fermented in Stainless steel with QA23 yeast and then left on lees for 4 months.
The colour is green tinged. The nose has lemon sorbet, lime and honey suckle notes. The palate is fine, tight and wonderfully structured. The fruit flavours are the same citrus and floral notes as on the nose. The palate is tight and clean, with wonderful fresh acidity. Enjoy over the summer months with some crunchy seafood.
100% Frankland River Riesling.
Cellar short to medium term.