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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Riesling
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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Riesling 2015

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. The riesling style here is fuller and marginally softer in acidity but with intense lifts of mango/guava fruit that finishes fresh, long and silky. Love the balance here from this all 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 before ageing on its lees for six to nine months to add richness and texture.Tasted: 15 January 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 75.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 139092UPC: 776545992321