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Schild Estate wines are created with authenticity and passion. From real earth in the Southern Barossa by generations of a family who have made that place their home.
Frontiganc has a long and rich history in the Barossa. Traditionally used in fortified wine production, its strong varietal perfume and cool clean acid structure means that it is also well suited to being made into an off dry style table wine which doffs its hat to the region’s winemaking past, whilst still providing interest and uniqueness for the modern drinker.
The 2012 vintage was characterized by mild daytime temperatures and cooler nights which were ideal conditions for ripening Frontignac. We saw enough sunshine to see good flavour and sugar development and with a distinct lack of any sustained hot spells it was also a year where natural acid retention and balance have been evident in the resulting wine along with a strong varietal stamp.
Colour: Pale straw with green hues.
Bouquet: Aromatic, expressive and delicate with an intense varietal perfume of white flowers. This is supported by notes of subtle citrus and lemon sherbet along with glimpses of tropical guava, all ensuring the aromas are kept focused and well framed.
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 notes of lychee and mangosteen 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 2017
Winemakers: Scott Hazeldine and Alex MacClelland