Warm and dry conditions dominated the 2013 growing season ensuring water availability, prudent moisture management and effective crop load monitoring were essential to maintaining both healthy vines and canopies.
With this achieved, the lack of any severe hot weather helped us out and ensured the Frontignac ripened evenly and on schedule in early February showing true to variety with lovely deep full flavours and aromas.
Colour: Pale straw with green hues
Bouquet: Focused and well framed with a distinct varietal perfume of white flowers supported by notes of subtle citrus and lemon sherbet along with the odd glimpses of lychee.
Palate: A soft full attack where delicate floral notes again provide the initial interest. Here they are joined by a slight hint of vanilla bean and tropical guava which combine to provide a strong varietal stamp and hint of tell tale Frontignac muskiness. Clean fresh acidity then ensures the wine finishes compact and clean.
Cellaring: Drink to 2018
Winemakers: Scott Hazeldine and Alex MacClelland