93 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Vibrant, pale green and golden straw in colour, with a bouquet offering delicate and steely aroma’s. There are notes of lush green fruits, apple, pear, citrus and limes and hints of rock salt and mineral complexity. Underlying Stone fruit linger on the palate, with the soft tones of freshly toasted chestnuts derived from fermentation in fine French oak barriques. The palate is clean, fresh, vibrant and mineral tight, with longer more mineral stream lined acid balance and less obtrusive oak. The retention of higher than previous levels of malic acid, and only some malolactic fermentation has lead this wine down a path of rejuvenated elegance. The fruit is concentrated and complex and refreshing, with the seamless fresh crisp acid and a structure for aging. Ageing potential: This wine has been pre-cellared prior to release and is drinking superbly and will also offer future reward when cellared in optimal conditions.
Pipers Brook Vineyards
Established in 1974, Pipers Brook Vineyard has grown to become an icon of the Tasmanian wine industry with an international reputation for producing cool climate wines of exceptional quality. Tasmania is renowned for its pristine environment; it is home to some of the world’s purest air and water and the climate creates ideal conditions for the production of cool climate sparkling and table wines. The dedicated viticultural and winemaking team aim to produce wines that are expressive of the distinctive characteristics of each vineyard. Founded in Belgium in 1797, G & C Kreglinger has long been committed to quality and excellence. In 2002, privately owned Kreglinger Wine Estates acquired Pipers Brook Vineyard and Ninth Island and in the time since has been able to combine two centuries of European heritage with uncompromising viticultural and winemaking practices to confirm Kreglinger Wine Estates as producers of cool climate wines of the highest calibre. Pipers Brook wines are entirely estate grown and bottled. This allows Kreglinger Wine Estates to achieve the utmost integrity of product, ensuring that each wine is a reflection of both the vintage and region of origin. Kreglinger Wine Estates continue their uncompromising stance in regard to vineyard site, block selection and viticultural and winemaking practices.