Bream Creek Pinot Noir
Bream Creek Pinot Noir
Min. Quantity: 3
The Bream Creek vineyard was planted in 1990 and it has long been considered one of the very best sites and vineyards in Eastern Tasmania. The Bream Creek wines are concentrated and long, due to the mature vines and low yields. The Bream Creek Pinot Noir is has fragrant aromas and beautiful flavours of red cherry and cranberry with another layer of black cherry and black plum. Subtle spice from oak followed by a long finish. The Break Creek Pinot Noir is one of Tasmania's best and it is ideal with duck, lamb, pork or even BBQ'd Tasmanian salmon.
Expert Reviews & Awards
"A sturdy pinot, all damson plum to bing cherry. A nice sashay between richness and a glimpse of darker fruit; alongside the ethereal succulence that makes for the best expressions of this capricious variety. Oak nestled nicely. Crunchy, straightforward and sappy length, with a carapace of tannins that augurs for ageability." 93 points, (on the 2018 vintage).
Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 (NG). — 93 Points
The Bream Creek Vineyard is planted on a north-east ridge overlooking Marion Bay and the Tasman Sea on Tasmania’s east coast. This combination of a gently sloping site, coastal location and maritime influence provides optimal ripening conditions for premium quality grapes. The long, mild seasons feature cool frost free springs, long sunny summer days with gentle sea breezes to moderate the summer heat and an extended autumn ripening period to enhance flavour development. The surrounding topography and forest offer a natural windbreak from the strong, cold winds. Soils are deep and range from brown to black clay loams with a little small stone on the higher ground. Particular attention has been made to match varieties to the different range of soil types within the vineyard. All vines are vertical-shoot positioned, with most of the management, including pruning and picking, done by hand. With both small berries and quite small bunches, the very modest yields enhance the typical varietal characters – perfect for truly cool climate winemaking. While the modern Tasmanian wine industry is young in terms of years established, Bream Creek can be considered as one of the industry’s pioneering wineries. The vineyard at Bream Creek – now 7.5 hectares in size – was planted in the early 1970s, making it amongst the earliest commercial vineyards planted in Tasmania. The Bream Creek brand was established by leading Tasmanian vigneron Fred Peacock, back in 1990, at a time when there were less than 10 commercial wineries in the entire state. For 30 years Bream Creek wines have been consistent award winners, helping to showcase the very best of Tasmanian wines to Australia (and the rest of the world).
About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is one of the world's most loved, light bodied red wines. Pinot Noir can be made into a variety wine styles, from light and fruity styles featuring cherry and strawberry notes to more complex, gamey and earthy styles. Pinot Noir is usually higher in acid and lower in tannin, making it an ideal pairing for lighter, fattier foods duck, cheese and lamb. Often, the region defines the style. Along with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir is the main grape variety in Burgundy, where the cooler climate produces highly prized wines, loved throughout history of drinking wine! Germany is also known for high quality Pinot Noir, produced in the cooler regions of Pfalz and Baden. As well as France and Germany, the 'new world' wine countries such as the USA, Chile, South Africa and New Zealand also produce high quality Pinot Noir. The list of top Pinot Noir regions in the world includes; Sonoma County, Carneros, Santa Barbara County and Oregon (USA), Casablanca (Chile), Walker Bay (South Africa), Marlborough and Central Otago (New Zealand). Australia also has pockets of high quality Pinot Noir in multiple regions but some of the best Pinot Noir wines are made in the Yarra Valley, Tasmania, The Mornington Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills.
Tasmania has a cool maritime climate and long Autumn days that are ideal for winemaking. This beautiful island is internationally renowned for producing top quality Pinot Noir and Sparkling wines. The island has seven premium wine regions, that are; The Tamar Valley, The Coal River Valley, The East Coast Wine Region, The Pipers River Wine Region, The Derwent Valley, The North West Wine Region and The Huon Valley. The main grape varieties are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
Closure: Screw Cap
Wine Body: Medium Bodied
Wine Sweetness: Dry
Non Alcoholic: No
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