90 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Virtually unique in Australia, this beautifully aromatic variety from northern Europe is Pinot Noir crossed with Chasselas Rose cross Muscat Hamburg. It’s Pinot mother makes it highly suitable to Tasmania’s cool-climate conditions. This wine has an appealing nose with rose petal, some tropical fruit characters and a hint of spice. The palate is full and persistent, with yellow plum flavours, good length and structure, lovely silkiness and a refreshing, clean finish. Whilst ideal with sushi, shellfish, Asian style cuisine or rich cheeses, this rare variety has the ability to complement an unusually wide range of foods and is especially suited to spicy cuisine
Overlooking the breathtaking seascape of Marion Bay and Maria Island in South Eastern Tasmania, Bream Creek is one of the first commercial vineyards planted in Tasmania which produces some of the finest boutique wines. The original consortium in 1973 planted 5 hectare of vines consisting mainly of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. In August 1990, the vineyard was purchased by Fred Peacock; one of Tasmania’s leading viticulturists. Fred’s priority was to increase Pinot Noir plantings and introduce Sauvignon Blanc and Schonburger (the first commercial plantings in the Southern Hemisphere.) The Riesling vines are now over 30 years old, some of the oldest commercial vines in Tasmania. With Fred’s dedication and passion, the vineyard is now a 7.5 hectare showcase of premium Tasmanian boutique wines. Marion Bay is steeped with history. The vineyard overlooks where Abel Tasman first landed in 1642, raised the Dutch flag and went ashore to also collect water. Later in 1772 French Navigator Marion du Fresne anchored his ships Mascarin and Castries in what is now known as Marion Bay. Today, the Bream Creek district is a rural area with a small thriving coastal community; well known for its artisans, painters, sculptors, fine furniture makers, jewellers and potters. Central to this inspired environment, Bream Creek Vineyard is an integral part of this mosaic as a unique, quality focused premium wine producer of some wonderful boutique wines.