The astute among you will notice the extra “e” on the front label in the name. In the spirit of 2020 and finally being able to get together, the team at Bream Creek decide that wine can also Unite Us. There you go.
So now the real story of the label: “Unitus” in Latin means “I combine,” and as this is a field blend of the rarely seen Germany variety Sylvaner and Riesling. A true field blend, the fruit was grown, picked and fermented together. To give colour and texture, some of parcels of the wine was aged on skins in two amphorae for over 100 days, while the remainder spent time maturing in old French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly.
Bream Creek, Unitus, Sylvaner, Riesling, Tasmania, 2020
Medium-pale lemon colour, not quite bordering any of the amber notes that a full skin contact wine would have. Floral and fun. Plenty of white flowers (pronounced daphne), sweet tropical melon with undertones of rosewater, green apple, honey and nutty skin contact note. There’s some weight, grip and spice from the skin contact with a little residual sweetness for balance. Fresh, zippy and perfect for summer drinking.
Rating: 17.75/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Bream Creek Vineyard