Monday 7 December 2015

Kreglinger 2006 Vintage Brut - Tasmania

COOL climate Tassie sparkling a great
choice with Festive celebrations in mind


David Ellis

G and C KREGLINGER has been one of Belgium's most-respected wine companies since its founding in Antwerp way back in 1797 as the country's first licenced wine traders, and what many don't realise is that it's been around in Australia since 1893.

However it traded here as primarily wool exporters, not getting into winemaking and marketing until 2000, firstly in South Australia and a year later in Tasmania when it bought a majority ownership in Pipers Brook Vineyard and Winery in the State's north-east. It was this purchase that led to it also creating its own exceptional cool-climate, limited-production and super-premium Kreglinger sparkling wine range.

Just released from this range is their 2006 Vintage Brut that was made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay off a vineyard in Tasmania's north-east dedicated 100% to sparkling wine production, and whose low yields reward with significant increases in fruit aroma and flavour. This in turn carries through on the wonderfully creamy palate with its abundance of citrus, brioche and French pastry flavours.

Pay $55 for this really outstanding Tassie drop to enjoy over the Festive Season with such party-room treats as oysters, caviar and delicate sushi or sashimi.

 for week beginning 07 December 2015

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