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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Rieslingtext

Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Riesling 2016

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 an individual, warm, south-eastern facing parcel named after owner Anthony von Mandl's 101-year-old mother. Both pinot noir and riesling are grown on the site. The Fritzi riesling style is fuller and marginally rounder. There is plenty of power, and its bright mango and guava flavours finish extra long. The 21B clone vines are closing in on 25 years. Winemaker Shane Munn hand sorts the riesling and doesn't crush all the berries before they go to press with no sulphur. There is a 30-hour cold soak with stems before a spontaneous ferment that runs 7 to 14 days in ceramic, German oak stück, and stainless steel. It then spends seven months on lees. A terrific food wine.Tasted: 16 March 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$65.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 139092UPC: 776545992321