Chardonnay Marion Bay Tasmania
Bream Creek are owned and operated by one of Tasmania's leading viticulturalists. The hand managed vines are grown to salubrious soils on one of the most spectacular coastal locations in Tasmania. The estate's focus is to produce small quantities of pristine fruit which can be vinified into wines which capitalise on the stunning flavours that originate from predominantly old vines. The stirling efforts of Bream Creek are crafted to drink beautifully on release. Chardonnay is treated to partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring to achieve texture and elegance.
Bream Creek were one of the first commercialy operated vineyards in Tasmania. Their fastidiously husbanded vines consistently produce low yields of the highest quality grapes. The original consortium established five hectares of vines in 1973 which included some of Tasmania's earliest plantings of Chardonnay. The property enjoys a cool frost free spring, long sunny summer days with sea breezes and an extended autumn ripening period. Surrounded by neighbouring forest and windbreaks, the vineyard is nicely sheltered from strong and cold winds, perfect for producing crisp cool climate wines. Crop yields are kept very modest, the focus being on small berries and small bunches.
Bright pale straw in colour. The bouquet boasts white nectarine and peach with some subtle citrus characters. The palate is tightly structured with good texture and an array of spicy tropical fruit combined with freshly baked bread. Judicious use of oak combines to produce elegance with a long, firm, refreshing finish. Enjoy alongside crackling roast pork or seafood, pasta or poultry.