Swinney 'Tirra Lirra' Frankland River Riesling 2016 ~ Frankland River, Australia
David Prestipino 94/100
Five Star Halliday Rating
James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015
David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked "...extremely refined wine with minerality running through its core. Very composed and complex, with lemon zest driving the wonderfully-dry palate, which echos the vineyard's ancient terroir of granite and loamy soils."
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine ~ Wines to Watch ~ Nick Ryan "...an impressive suite of wines that provide compelling evidence of real understanding of site and dedication to capturing what makes it special."
The Winemaker "This is a pure, frisky riesling with a deliciously dry finish. Only free run juice was used and the wine was left on lees for three months. The palate structure is finely focussed but has lime juice and lemon skin with textural weight from extra lees contact."
The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Ivy and Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) restaurants in London. Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.
Frankland River is a key Australian wine sub-region the south of Western Australia. It is located just inland from the Southern Ocean coast, 115 miles east of Margaret River. Frankland River is the coldest wine region in continental Australia. Riesling is the area's specialty, with its crisp, fresh style standing out from the more diesel–kerosene notes found in the warmer regions further north.