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About Frog Choir

Frog Choir Wines is a boutique, family-owned vineyard in Margaret River. Blessed with consistently high-quality fruit, its hand-picked, medal-winning red
wines are made by Bruce Dukes. Carefully aged in a blend of oak, its classic blends will impress.

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Frog Choir Wines is a family run business, located in one of the premium viticultural areas of the world, the renowned Margaret River wine growing region.

Located just 6 kilometres from the Margaret River townsite, Frog Choir is nestled between iconic ultra premium wineries Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Xanadu and Redgate Wines.

The vineyard enjoys a unique macro climate as the refreshing sea breezes from the nearby Indian and Southern Oceans maintain a moderate temperature during growing season.

The winemaking philosophy at Frog Choir is simple – to achieve flavoursome wines that demonstrate a balance between the primary fruit flavours and textures that our unique vineyard produces and the nuances of quality winemaking.

To achieve these goals, however, takes careful attention to detail and close monitoring of what is occuring in the vineyard throughout the year. Each season provides it’s own unique balance of flavours, and the fruit is monitored constantly during ripening to ensure it is harvested when the varietal fruit flavours and textures are at their very best.

In addition to responsible viticulture practices, we aim to hand pick small parcels of fruit to allow the winemaker to achieve highlights of different micro climates within the vineyard. Each batch is fermented separately which allows us to transfer these exclusive characters to the finished wines. Oak plays an important role in our Winemaking Philosophy.

We believe that oak should be an accompaniment to wine, not dominate it. To achieve this we have searched for the right Cooper that uses only well seasoned oak of evenly matched grain density in their barrels. This results in an underlying palate structure in the wine that supports and sustains the flavours and textures, rather than over-riding them.

” Kate and Nigel Hunt have a micro vineyard equally split between shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. It has immaculate address credentials: adjacent to Leeuwin Estate and Voyager Estate, 6km from the Margaret River township. The hand-tended vines are grown without the use of insecticides. Exports to France and Thailand.” Author: James Halliday

THE WINEMAKER

Frog Choir’s winemaker, Bruce Dukes of Naturaliste Vintners was named ‘West Australian Winemaker of the Year 2011’ by Wines of Western Australia, brings over a quarter of a century of grape growing and winemaking experience to the table.

A University of Western Australia trained agronomist with a master’s degree in viticulture and oenology from the University of California, David, science underpins Bruce’s approach to fruit selection and winemaking practices. However, he is quick to point out that successful winemaking relies just as much on intuition. While completing his master’s degree Bruce worked as the Assistant Winemaker for Francis Ford Coppola at the historic Neibaum-Coppola Estate.


THE VINEYARD

Frog Choir is a family run business located in one of the premium viticultural areas on the world, the renowned Margaret River wine growing region.

The Margaret River wine region benefits from a maritime climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers which, combined with free draining granite soils, forms ideal grape growing conditions. The Frog Choir vineyard enjoys a unique macro climate as the refreshing sea breezes from the nearby Indian and Southern Oceans maintain a moderate temperature during growing season.

Located just 6 kilometres form the Margaret River townsite, Frog Choir is nestled between iconic ultra-premium wineries Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Xanadu Wines and Redgate Wines.

Frog Choir is one of the smallest vineyards in the regions with only a few acres under vine. The vineyard produces only cabernet sauvignon and shiraz grapes, from which our award winning classic Australian red blends are created.

Wine Making Process

Frog Choir

635 Boodjidup Road Wilyabrup Western Australia, 6285

CONTACT

Phone 0427 777 787
frogchoir@westnet.com.au

Website

http://www.frogchoir.com/

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