Bethany Old Quarry Fronti (white Port)

Bethany Old Quarry Fronti (white Port)
Barossa Valley, South Australia. This unique Old Quarry Fronti is made from Muscadelle; Muscat a Petit Grains and Pedro Ximenez grapes grown on some of the oldest vines at our Homestead vineyard. The finished wine displays a beautiful golden, amber colour and a bouquet and palate of caramelised fruit with nuances of orange marmalade...

 

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Tasting Notes
This unique Old Quarry Fronti is made from Muscadelle; Muscat a Petit Grains and Pedro Ximenez grapes grown on some of the oldest vines at our Homestead vineyard. The finished wine displays a beautiful golden, amber colour and a bouquet and palate of caramelised fruit with nuances of orange marmalade.

Vintage Comments

The grapes are harvested late in the season to achieve maximum flavour and intensity, then fortified with premium quality brandy spirit and aged for an average of eight years in an old oak cask solera. The mature barrels are topped with the younger and more sprightly vintages which add a touch of freshness and balance. The average age is 8 years.

Winemaker's Report

The fruit is handpicked late in the season when fully ripened at 15 to 17 Baume. The juice colour of the late harvested grapes is a rich golden amber that is evident in the finished product. The grapes are crushed and left together with the skins for 3 or 4 days before pressing. Fermentation is initiated until the right baume is reached and then the wine is fortified with brandy spirit and transferred in old oak barrels to mature for an average of 8 years before bottling.

Vineyard Notes

The grapes are sourced from our Homestead Vineyards in Bethany and are some of the oldest vines on the estate. The Barossa was well known in earlier years for its fortified wines and the older plantings reflect their popularity in that era. The vines are trained on a single wire, hand pruned in the winter and the grapes are harvested late in the season as the vine’s leaves are turning their autumn colours. Due to their age, the vines are very low yielding and this adds to the intensity of flavours.

 

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