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Tasmanian Wine

TASMANIA – HOME OF SUPERIOR WINE

TASMANIA

Tasmania, an island south of mainland Australia has similar marine climate conditions to France, Germany, and Poland and is said to be suited for producing superior wine. The long autumn allows for the grapes to mature thoroughly until harvest and the ideal climate enhances the quality. Tasmania has in recent years been recognized as one of the great wine producing regions of the world.

TASMANIA

THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR WINE MAKING

THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR WINE MAKING

Tasmania’s soil drains very well and is rich in minerals and calcium carbonate. This Calcareous soil with very little toxic pests or viruses affecting the grapes make Tasmania a wine making paradise. Tasmania continues on maintaining a clean and green environment for premium wine making and has not been affected by the Phylloxera, a microscopic insect that feeds on roots of grape vines. Due to these conditions, very old grape vines still exist today, and Tasmania continues to grow outstanding quality wines.

WINE MAKING PHILOSOPHY AT FROGMORE CREEK

WINE MAKING PHILOSOPHY AT FROGMORE CREEK

WINE MAKING PHILOSOPHY AT FROGMORE CREEK

Frogmore Creek’s winemaking approach has been to "let the fruit do the talking". They are fruit-driven with only enough additional intervention, oak particularly, to provide subtle complexity and enhancement to the basic fruit flavours. Generally, malolactic fermentation is not promoted in the white wines, which means that the fruit flavours are prominent and acidity remains relatively high. Both these factors mean that the wines are clean, fresh and tight in structure. The wines go very well with food and age elegantly over a long period. Reds are made with conventional hand plunging in small batches or pumping over in larger quantities. Pressings are important to final wine structure and are always included. Similarly to the whites, reds are fruit driven with French oak treatment intended to be just sufficient to provide balance and complexity.

SOME NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIER

SOME NOTES FROM OUR SOMMELIER

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is definitely the wine of Tasmania
The rare cool climate conditions make Tasmania an ideal for growing superior Pinot Noirs. They have a very ruby-like shiny yet pale red color and an aroma of Raspberries, Strawberries and Cherries. A refreshing acidity with smooth flavour and a note of red berry sweetness. Goes well with simple cooked red meat or stewed white fish.
The Chardonnay on the other hand is a variety produced all over the world, and each characteristic is made by the individual wineries. Tasmania’s Chardonnay has a pale yellow clear appearance with notes of herb, minerals and apple aromas. There is a fresh fruity acid, and a lengthy vanilla essence from the oak barrels. This goes extremely will with Tasmanian salmon.

The wine list

All wines are limited in stock. Please check with our staff for stock list and availability.

CHARDONNAY 2013

Variety Chardonnay
Vintage 2013
Region Tasmania
Type White
Capacity 750ml
Tasting notes Nectarine and grapefruit aromas mingled with subtle toasty oak, followed by fresh yet complex flavours and lengthy mineral cool climate acid.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2011
Region Tasmania
Type Red
Capacity 750ml
Tasting notes Dark colour. Soft elegant mocha aromas. Rich, full and smooth texture. Elegant tannin structure.

Fume Blanc 2013

Variety Fume Blanc (Sauvignon Blanc)
Vintage 2013
Region Tasmania
Type White
Capacity 750ml
Tasting notes Sweet honey with Jasmine aromas, ripe pear flavours, sweet lengthy texture. Ageing potential 10 years.

Pinot Noir 2010

Variety Pinot Noir
Vintage 2010
Region Tasmania
Type Red
Capacity 750ml
Tasting notes Bright red colour. Cedary nose, quite vibrant. Rich, full, meaty with a good tannin structure. Well balanced with a long ageing potential.

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