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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Riesling
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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Riesling 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFritzi's vineyard is a tiny single vineyard at the base of Mt. Boucherie (a dormant volcano) in West Kelowna. It is comprised of an individual, warm, south-eastern facing parcel named after owner Anthony von Mandl's 101-year-old mother, and is home to pinot noir and riesling. In 2014 the style is flatter and fuller versus the Simes Vineyard, with softer, tropical fruit flavours that are ready to drink. This wine was made at CedarCreek during the construction of Martin's Lane and was aged in several vessels, including wood, stainless steel, and concrete. The fruit is all from the 21B riesling clone planted in 1997. In general, winemaker Shane Munn hand sorts the riesling and doesn't crush all the berries before they go to press with no sulphur. The juice is settled and stirred, and the ferment runs 7 to 14 days at 16 to 18C, ageing on its lees for six to nine months for additional richness and texture.Tasted: 15 January 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 75.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 35323