We are very pleased to release 4 (yes four!) new release wines – 3 of which are brand new to our Bream Creek stable!
These are our first ever releases of a Sparkling Rosé, a limited Late Disgorge Sparkling (only 388 bottles produced, with exceptional reviews and wine show results!) and our first wine from vintage 2020 – a rare Field Blend wine released under our new “Unitus” label!
Sparkling Rosé (RRP$36) We have been repeatedly requested to produce a sparkling Rosé – and we have listened! An enticing pale salmon blush in the glass, this wine reveals a nose of strawberries and raspberries, with similar red berry flavours on the palate. Finishing dry and crisp, it is the perfect aperitif wine or may be matched with a wide range of foods – including chocolate!
2020 “Unitus” Field Blend (RRP$31) “Unitus” in Latin can mean “I combine” – which is why it is so appropriate for this field blend (combination) of the rare Germany variety Sylvaner and Riesling. These grapes were grown, picked and fermented together. Part of the wine was then aged on its skins in two clay amphorae for over 100 days, with the balance matured in old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered (so it retains a harmless and light cloudy haze) while also being vegan friendly, it has aromas of passion fruit and tropical fruits with a palate showing green apple and melon flavours and an attractive phenolic finish. All in all, something a little different…. great with a range of informal cuisines.
2005 Late Disgorged Sparkling (RRP$75) Only just 388 bottles of this extremely limited wine were produced – each bottle being hand labelled and individually numbered. Aged for over 13 years on lees (we have been very patient!), it is a powerful sparkling wine showing a full-bodied palate with flavours of ginger, brioche and orange blossom with excellent balance and length. In awarding this wine 96 points, wine writer Huon Hooke stated that it was “A wonderful wine.” Similarly, Ned Goodwin MW, writing for the Halliday Wine Companion this year, stated that “…this is a brooding wine of incredible depth and complexity.” and awarded it 95 points. This wine has also received a Grand Gold Medal in Europe at the 2019 Berliner Wein Trophy Competition (1 of only 19 wines to receive this accolade from 6,234 entries!), a Grand Gold Medal at the 2019 Asia Wine Trophy Competition (1 of only 39 wines to receive this accolade from 4,386 entries) and a Gold Medal in Class 1 at the 2019 Tasmanian Wine Show.
We are also very pleased to release the new vintage of our popular Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend – our 2018 Cabernet Merlot (RRP$36)! Made from a combination of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this classically styled cool climate wine starts with an aromatic nose of blue and black forest berries as well as subtle French oak. Its medium bodied palate is powerful – blueberry and blackberry fruits supported by bramble and spice hints. Its excellent tannin structure means this wine may be cellared with confidence for several years – or you could simply enjoy it right now, paired with a rich meat dish such as Tasmanian Cape Grim beef fillets. Awarded 4.5 stars by Winestate Magazine in May/June 2020, it was also described as an “impressive Bordeaux blend” in the just released 2021 James Halliday “Australian Wine Companion”.
To purchase a selection of these stunning recent releases, simply click here to be transferred to our secure online store. The minimum order is only 6 bottles (with any orders being in multiples of 6 for packing), you can mix and match your order from all our available wines, and we accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex. Please also allow a little more time for delivery via Australia Post, as they are currently struggling with increased parcel loads which significantly exceed even the usual Christmas rush!