Tasmanian Winery of the Year - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018
Gourmet Traveller Wine Viticulturalist of the Year 2018
The Bream Creek vineyard was planted in 1974 by Fred Peacock. One of the first commercial vineyards established in the Apple Isle state, it has long been considered one of the very best sites in Eastern Tasmania. Fred's premium cool-climate wines are concentrated and long, thanks to the mature vines and low yields.
Vintage 2016 was simply spectacular in Tasmania. Ideal growing conditions provided the perfect platform to grow fruit that was of excellent quality, with perfect balance between flavour and physiological ripeness.
This premium cool climate Chardonnay showcases a medley of grapefruit, citrus, vanilla and integrated French oak flavours, finishing with intensity and power. You can enjoy this wine now and it will also reward careful cellaring.
Bream Creek is situated on the stunning South Eastern coastline of Tasmania overlooking Marion Bay and Maria Island. It was established in 1974 by a wine consortium and named after the district where it is located. In 1990, viticulturist extraordinaire and legend, Fred Peacock, purchased the property and set about extending the plantings, especially Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, from 5 hectares to 7.5 hectares. Today, this family-owned property focuses on producing small parcels of fruit to create archetypal cool-climate wines. Winemaker Glenn James uses traditional methods, and some wild ferments, to make table and sparkling wines crafted from Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the extremely rare German Schönburger. The wines speak of their ‘Tasmanian-ism’ through crisp, delicate Rieslings, tropical, floral Sauvignon Blancs and velvety, spiced berry Pinot Noirs.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (17% new), matured for 9 months, gold medal Australian Cool Climate Wine Show '17. Bright pale green; immaculately fashioned from high quality fruit, seamless balance and length the corner posts of an effortless display of variety and of place. Ripe stone fruit and a touch of grapefruit are the prime movers, oak more an observer than player.'
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