Aged in French oak barrels for over two years, this wine has a rich dark colour with a very powerful nose of spice and cedary aromas. An elegant wine with a fresh palate, ripe sweet fruit and a long lingering finish. Great aging potential; a seriously good wine.
Coal River Valley
Frogmore Creek Wines viticulture team focus on producing the highest quality fruit with an underlying ethos of environmentally sustainable vineyard practices. We see ourselves as custodians of the land for future generations. We value and cherish the health of the vines and soils as we believe this gives us the best long term outcomes for this vintage and vintages for generations to come. Frogmore Creek was founded on the principle of striving for excellence: in farming methods, wine production and service. Critical climate indicators such as rainfall, temperature, sunshine hours, number of rain days and humidity combine at our vineyards in the Coal River Valley, making it a world class ultra-premium wine region. The accolades from our range of wines show that our efforts in our vineyards including matching fitting varieties to our true cool climate viticulture practices are not in vain. Our winemaker Alain Rousseau hails from an old vigneron family in Vallet of the Loire Valley region of France. He was formally trained at the prestigious Dijon University of Burgundy, before returning to the Loire to work at Château du Cléray. In 1991 Alain and his wife moved to Tasmania, joining the local wine industry at its infancy. For a decade he worked with Domaine A and Moorilla Estate, gaining many accolades for his Tasmanian wines. After a four year sojourn at Sirromet winery in Southern Queensland, Alain returned to Tasmania in 2004 to work with Frogmore Creek, developing and refining our wine style.