LA FRENZ WINERY


Armed with twenty years of experience in both the Canadian and Australian wine industries, the Martins fulfilled their lifelong dream of producing world-class wine in their own winery. Jeff Martin now dedicates his experience to producing some totally unique wine styles at La Frenz. His talent is widely recognized and he still regularly judges at international wine shows in the U.S.

Jeff is very much a “hands on” winemaker, from bud burst in the vineyard to final blending and bottling. During the 2006 crush, Jeff celebrated a milestone in his life. Turning fifty, he realized that he was completing his 36th vintage, having made wine in both hemispheres.

La Frenz Website || Extended Portfolio [PDF]


 

SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2015 SEMILLON

+716498 · 12x750ml

100% Semillon. Gently pressing with some skin contact to extract full flavours, our 2015 Sémillon displays beautiful layered notes of lemon curd, Bartlett pear, fresh figs, orchard blossoms and honey. The wine was then left sur lie for 3 months to achieve a pleasing creaminess and weight on the palate. Our Sémillon is highly aromatic with a lively start that leads to a lush mid-palate and a lingering creamy finish. While young, the wine displays delicious white grapefruit, Asian pear, lemon curd and dried herbs whilst finishing with a lingering creaminess.

STATUS: OPEN
GOLD - ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 | SILVER - WINE ALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2016
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]

 
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2014 RESERVE CHARDONNAY

+726496 · 12x750ml

100% Chardonnay. The 2014 Reserve Chardonnay is a wine that delivers luxurious finesse wrapped around a lovely linear core of acidity. Subtle hints of baking spices, roasted nuts weave through the layers of intense flavours of honeyed stone fruits, guava and ripe melon. The finish is lengthy and brings to mind the richer notes of brioche and beeswax. This is an exceptional Chardonnay that will age beautifully for the next five to ten years from release.


STATUS: OPEN
JSC: 91
CURRENT VINTAGE [PDF] | PAST VINTAGES [PDF]