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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, named for owner Anthony von Mandl's 101-year-old mother, is a small vineyard at the base of West Kelowna's Mt. Boucherie, also the home site of Mission Hill. The riesling from Fritzi's, clos 21B and planted in 1999, is the first parcel picked by Martin's Lane winemaker Shane Munn every year. Forty percent of this was fermented in stück (1200L barrels) with nine months elevage on lees, and sees minimal sulphur. Textural, savoury and expansive on the bold, 14 degree palate, with flicks of brown butter and a slight grip around the side, finishing with a lick of flintiness. This harmonious wine is not about the fruit, but all about the texture and site. Serious wine, and an age worthy one. 8.4 TA, 2.79 pH.Tasted: 18 October 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 75.00 winery direct Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 139092UPC: 776545992321