Late Harvest F R O N T I 2011

Vineyard

Conti's Fronti as it has been affectionately known for many years is made from established vines located in the Perth Hills region of WA. The vineyard is grown on beautiful red-loam country and enjoys warm days and cooler nights.

Harvest

Fruit was hand-harvested on February 22, around three weeks earlier than previous years. Crop levels were also substantially down due to dry weather.

Winemaking

The Fronti is a particularly challenging wine to make. The 2011 vintage was crushed and left on skins over night to extract the maximum muscat flavours. It was then drained, cold settled, and fermented with selected yeasts until the balance between sweetness and acidity was achieved. Following fermentation, the wine is racked, fined and filtered early to retain natural effervescence. The resulting wine is fresh, with excellent fruit intensity.

Nose
The bouquet is highlighted by rose petal, floral and musk aromas. 

Palate
A fresh, juicy and slippery palate is balanced by crisp acidity.

Food
Poured chilled, this wine is ideally served as a refreshing aperitif with prosciutto ham and melon, or as an accompaniment with summer fruits, light desserts or hot/spicy Asian dishes such as Thai fish cakes with sweet chilli sauce.

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Technical Notes
Variety 90% muscat 10% verdello
Region Perth Hills
Vineyard Perth Hills
Harvest February 2011
Bottled May 2011
Optimum Year 2010/11
Alcohol 11.5%
pH 3.22
T/A 7.3 g/L
Residual Sugar 50gms


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529 Wanneroo Road, Woodvale WA 6026
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conti@paulcontiwines.com.au