Bream Creek Pinot Noir nv

Bream Creek Pinot Noir 2017

Bream Creek, Tasmania   |    750ml   |    14%
As one of Tasmania's oldest vineyards, Bream Creek has a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading Pinot Noir makers. The 2017 Bream Creek Pinot Noir has been a strong performer at the recent wine show circuit, collecting 'Best Tasmanian Wine' Trophy - 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show along with a Gold Medal at the 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition.

Made in Bream Creek's traditional bold style, this offers a vibrant dark cherry nose and an intense, balanced palate with flavours of dark plums and cherries, savoury spices and subtle French oak. 

"96 Points. Opens with great colour; mouthfilling waves of black cherry and satsuma plum follow precisely in the tracks of the bouquet. It has exceptional finesse, line, length and balance. Trophies: Best Tasmanian Red Wine and Best Tasmanian Wine Hobart Wine Show ’18, plus significant gold medals in other shows. 13.5% alc, screwcap 96 points, drink to 2032, $42" - James Halliday, The Australian, March 16 2019.
Best Tasmanian Wine - 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Planted in 1974 on Tasmania’s east coast, Bream Creek is one of the state’s oldest vineyards. The original 5 hectares consisted mainly of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller plantings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer.

The vineyard was purchased by Fred Peacock in August 1990, who increased Pinot Noir plantings and introduced Sauvignon Blanc and Schonburger (the first commercial plantings in the Southern Hemisphere of this rare German varietal). With his dedication and passion, this pristine vineyard is now a 7.5 hectare showcase of grape varieties ideally suited to the cool maritime climate of East coast Tasmania.

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.
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The 2017 wine grape vintage in Tasmania produced excellent quality, although yields were slightly down from those in 2016. We are very pleased with the balanced acidity and very good flavour and aroma profiles across all wine styles.

This premium cool climate Pinot Noir has a generous cherry and spice nose and a powerful palate of dark and red cherries, spice and hints of dark earth and minerals, supported by excellent tannins. Enjoyable now, this wine may also be confidently cellared.

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