The highly acclaimed Frogmore Creek wines are from the genuine cool-climateof southern Tasmania, where our sustainably grown grapes benefit from a long growing season. These slowly-ripened grapes develop pure fruit flavours, fresh natural acidity and are perfect for making seriously good wine.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
At release in June 2011 this wine had lifted aromas of dark cherries and fresh roasted coffee.
The palate is rich and lengthened with a silky tannin structure.
Great with sage and rabbit ravioli.
The 2008 vintage broke yield records across the state, partly due to the expanse of maturing vineyards and somewhat owing to the sustained stretch of perfect weather during the growing season. The long running drought continued, though clever irrigation following the infrequent rains permitted viticulturists to optimise their crop levels.
The dry and extended vintage period diminished any grapevine diseases and allowed the grapes to slowly ripen without stress. Harvest for grapes destined for sparkling wine began in the second week of March, one to two weeks earlier than average, though the vintage finished well into May for the late ripening varieties such as cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Pinot Noir was generally hand-picked in first two weeks of April.
Whites from the 2008 Tasmanian vintage are fresh with great mineral acid structure, while the reds are showing elegant fruit and refined tannins.