Estate Range

2018 Schild Estate Barossa Valley Frontignac

Barossa Valley
Bottle size
750 mL

Pale straw with green hues. Aromtatic and perfumed with a distinct notes of lemon/lime citrus, white flowers and elderflower. A slightly fuller textural attack and a distinct varietal mouth perfume provide the initial interest before some balanced natural grape acidity arrives to provide line and length. Hints of lychee and tropical guava fruit hold on well into the finish leaving a real sense freshness and lightness to this aperitif style.

Winemaking Notes

Distinctive white frontignac grapes are harvested in the cool of the night and delivered quickly to the winery where they are crushed, chilled and pressed to tank. Cold settled overnight the juice is then fermented cool (between 11⁰C- 18⁰C) in temperature controlled stainless steel vessels. A little natural grape sugar is retained by stopping the ferment just prior to its completion.

Growing Conditions

Reasonable spring and winter rain saw adequate soil moisture during the growing season with healthy canopies as a result. January and February were dry, slowing the pace of ripening down and keeping yields lower than initially predicted. Moisture and canopy management were therefore key to reducing stress and maintaining health . If that was achieved, the whites produced from the region in 2018 are showing real promise early on.

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