Sunday, 3 November 2013

Heritage Estate Frontignac 2012

Heritage Estate is based on the Granite Belt but the winery also has a satellite cellar door in the Gold Coast hinterland at Mt Tambourine.

I picked this up at the Granite Belt cellar door recently when I was in the 'hood. And I might just add, the cellar door is absolutely gorgeous. A former church which has been restored with a long wine tasting bench and a lovely cafe with many treats to sink your teeth into.

This Frontignac is quite slurpable. Straw like appearance with fresh aromas of flowers and musk. It's on the sweeter side and what it lacks in some respects, it suits the purpose to douse the fire of a curry. So I bought one and put it to the test. It worked a treat with a Thai green curry.

Not much acid but who cares. Job done. A waxy finish lingers. Not something I'd drink on its own but not a bad wine to look to when the mouth is burning.

Who: Heritage Estate
What: Frontignac (12.5% alc)
Where: Granite Belt
When: 2012
How: $16

www.heritagewines.com.au