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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously proportioned Malbec, august Chardonnay and mesmerising Riesling, all representing essential.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr Melick has come full circle, this time exchanging his wager in good wine, to win the.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»

Bream Creek Riesling CONFIRM VINTAGE

Riesling Marion Bay Tasmania
Bream Creek have been producing fine Riesling wines since the original plantings went into the ground at Marion Bay during the early 1970s. The vines are now forty years of age and produce firmly structured Rieslings of character and finesse. Bream Creek have enjoyed considerable success over the years, largely due to the very long, mild growing season, the strength of the estate's viticultural team and the influence of vine age. Unlike many of its sibling Tasmanian Rieslings, a remarkable wine that offers some distinctly old world European qualities.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$317.00
Overlooking the breathtaking seascape of Marion Bay and Maria Island, Bream Creek is one of the first commercial vineyards planted in Tasmania and produces some of the finest boutique wines. The area is steeped in the annals of Australia's earliest history. The vineyard overlooks where Abel Tasman first landed in 1642, raised the Dutch flag and went ashore to collect water. Later in 1772 French Navigator Marion du Fresne anchored his ships Mascarin and Castries in what is now known as Marion Bay. Central to the inspired environment, Bream Creek Vineyard is an integral part of the local mosaic of potters and furniture makers, sculptors and artisans.
Medium straw in colour. Citrus blossom, grapefruit, some lime and floral notes. Clean and firm palate with refreshing lime, musk and citrus flavours. Long firm structure, soft and well balanced acidity giving the wine vibrancy and freshness. Rieslings are absolutely delightful when young and fresh and continue to develop in bottle. Great with fresh seafoods, Bream Creek will accompany most every cuisine.
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