We've gone the Full Fronti. Otherwise known as Muscat à petits grains, this Frontignac is about to take Hong Kong by storm. It's not as sweet as its fortified counterpart, the Muscat, but it has the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
The Barossa Valley is home to some of the world’s oldest Frontignac vineyards and this wine was made from one of the region’s finest.
In the words of the Winemaker himself:
"This was a collaboration wine in the truest sense. It was our first go at a low alcohol, off dry wine and we are amazed at the outcome. After being handpicked and whole bunch pressed, the clear juice was fermented at low temperatures before being arrested prior to dryness at which point we had arrived at the perfect balance between natural acidity and sweetness."
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Pair with Asian foods and with cheese and fruit platters. Best consumed nice and cold during the summer months. This wine doubles up as a starter and a finisher to a long lazy meal. For something a little different, try adding ice cubes and a couple of mint leaves. Bellissimo!
The Long Yarn Sauvignon Blanc is refreshing and crisp to taste, with a brilliant white-gold colour. The nose exhibits grassy and herbaceous qualities, whilst tropical fruits such as passionfruit and lychee tickle the taste buds. The acidity and citrus hints in the mid palate lends this wine to food pairings with South East Asian cuisine.
Gruner Veltliner, a white grape variety heralding from Europe, has great potential in Australia. The variety is relatively unknown outside the winemaking community; however there are huge aspirations for it as the perfect summer go to white wine, with its ability to showcase its origin, leaving the winemaker as a mere bystander at times. Wine Brothers have brought this wine to Hong Kong to satisfy during the summer and spring heat - get outside, grab an ice bucket and a bottle of Gruner - the classiest way to stay refreshed!
“Purity and depth of flavour is a hallmark of the best examples of this grape from Austria, and we were conscious not to push it too far, a short spell in a bit of seasoned oak didn't do it any harm either, just softening it up a bit and further building on the mid palate. We love the texture of this wine, it's somewhere between a riesling and a chardonnay, which considering these are our two favourite whites, it's rarified ground. We are expecting it to gather further complexity and continue to drink well over the next 5 – 7 years and even beyond”
Steve Grimley - Winemaker