Pipers Brook Ninth Island Chardonnay a Selection of Wines Or Other Items Australia Tasmania Chardonnay 2008

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One of Australia’s groundbreaking cool climate pioneers, the first Pipers Brook vineyards were planted in 1974 on carefully selected sites along the north coast of Tasmania. Situated on the banks of the Tamar and Pipers Brook rivers, the winery’s stellar reputation is justified by uniformly high quality across the range. The wines continue to improve with each vintage in the very capable hands of long-term winemaker René Bezemer and viticulturalist Bruce McCormack. Pipers Brook remains at the forefront of innovation as home to one Australia’s most ambitious research projects, studying existing and new clones of Pinot and gauging the suitability of each to Tasmania's unique conditions. The aim of the winemaking in this style is to maximise the natural, cool climate chardonnay flavours and aromas without the use of oak. The grapes are carefully processed, using protective handling techniques, to avoid any juice oxidation or browning. The juice is then fermented slowly at low temperatures in stainless steel vats and the resultant wine is bottled early to capture fruitiness and freshness. This 'Chardonnay' has very delicate pale straw colour, with fragrant aromas of fresh peach, melon and tropical fruits. A delicate palate with tropical fruit flavours and cool climate acidity dominating the finish. A crisp mineral edge gives a fresh, dry aftertaste. This Chardonnay, with its refreshing finish, is a perfect accompaniment to seafood, Caesar salad; mussels with tomato and saffron sauce; grilled white-fleshed fish .

Region: Australia » Tasmania

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  • 2008

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Pipers Brook Vineyard Estate:
Kreglinger, founded in 1797 by brothers George and Christian Kreglinger, is a family company, which holds registration number one recorded in Antwerp. The family's group of companies extended to Australia, establishing Kreglinger Australia in 1893. In 2000, Kreglinger (Australia) Pty Ltd diversified into wine production and marketing with the establishment of Norfolk Rise Vineyard and winery ... Read more
Kreglinger, founded in 1797 by brothers George and Christian Kreglinger, is a family company, which holds registration number one recorded in Antwerp. The family's group of companies extended to Australia, establishing Kreglinger Australia in 1893. In 2000, Kreglinger (Australia) Pty Ltd diversified into wine production and marketing with the establishment of Norfolk Rise Vineyard and winery at Mount Benson in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia and the following year took majority ownership of the Pipers Brook Winery. Kreglinger Wine Estates, the producers of the internationally acclaimed Pipers Brook Vineyard, Ninth Island and Kreglinger wines has a history that encompasses over 30 years as a modern pioneer and leader of the Tasmanian fine wine industry. Read less
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One of Australia’s groundbreaking cool climate pioneers, the first Pipers Brook vineyards were planted in 1974 on carefully selected sites along the north coast of Tasmania. Situated on the banks of the Tamar and Pipers Brook rivers, the winery’s stellar reputation is justified by uniformly high quality across the range. The wines continue to improve with each vintage in the very capable hands of long-term winemaker René Bezemer and viticulturalist Bruce McCormack. Pipers Brook remains at the forefront of innovation as home to one Australia’s most ambitious research projects, studying existing and new clones of Pinot and gauging the suitability of each to Tasmania's unique conditions. The aim of the winemaking in this style is to maximise the natural, cool climate chardonnay flavours and aromas without the use of oak. The grapes are carefully processed, using protective handling techniques, to avoid any juice oxidation or browning. The juice is then fermented slowly at low temperatures in stainless steel vats and the resultant wine is bottled early to capture fruitiness and freshness. This 'Chardonnay' has very delicate pale straw colour, with fragrant aromas of fresh peach, melon and tropical fruits. A delicate palate with tropical fruit flavours and cool climate acidity dominating the finish. A crisp mineral edge gives a fresh, dry aftertaste. This Chardonnay, with its refreshing finish, is a perfect accompaniment to seafood, Caesar salad; mussels with tomato and saffron sauce; grilled white-fleshed fish .

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