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1 - 8 of 8 Wines By Bress
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Bress Bendigo Shiraz
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
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Bress Harcourt Valley Reserve Cider
Bendigo
Available in cartons of six
From closely coddled orchards at the heart of Victoria's most splendid apple growing country in Harcourt Valley, Bress have hand crafted a luxurious cider in the Normandy style, tiraged to induce a second fermentation in bottle, employing the same techniques as those used for making Champagne. An accord of superior clones, Sweet Alford and Kingston Black, Bulmers Norman and Somerset Red Streaks, individually basket pressed and separately fermented, ultimately assembled into the unique Bress style and held for an extravagant six years in bottle on sedimentery lees.
$4999each
$599DOZEN
EACH
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Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Shiraz
Heathcote
Available in cartons of six
Following a visit to France where he studied the ancient pastoral practices of breeding the world's best chickens, Adam Marks gained the inspiration to create great Australian wines in the very same manner, adopting an artisanal approach to production, employing traditional, age old methods. Coq Noir is the flagship Shiraz by one of Victoria's most adroit, small batch producers. An opulent effort vinified from parcels of the most intense fruit, bottled without fining or filtration, which may deposit a harmless sediment, decanting is a must.
$5999each
$719DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Shiraz is picked from two blocks of a distinguished old Heathcote vineyard. Gently crushed fruit and a parcel of whole bunches are treated to a wild, indigenous yeast vinification in traditional open fermenters. A course of hand plunges and pumpovers extract deep colour and optimal tannins, followed by transfer to a luxuriously high proportion of new Francois Freres French oak hogsheads. Upon completion of malolactic, the wine is gravity fed to barrel for a year's maturation and minimal filtration.
 
Intense, vibrant inky crimson. A complex array of black fruit aromas, spices and cloves, plums, oak and char vanillan spice. The palate is tightly packed full of black fruit, oak is beautifully integrated, providing structure and adding power, balance and savoury richness. The best of Bendigo should always be decanted and served alongside the freshest, local farm ingredients.
Bress Yarra Valley Cabernet Franc
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
The cult and abstruse Cabernet Franc finds a new home away from home, among the verdant orchards of Yarra Valley. Completely destemmed grapes are treated to a long, slow indigenous yeasts ferment. An exhilarating Cabernet style, its bright cherry nose precedes a refined bramble palate, laden with fresh and vibrant berry flavours, perfect for succulent lamb recipes, a traditional rillettes of duck or artfully assembled, croute et aspic terrine.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bress Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
The philosophy at Bress is that good fruit should be treated with respect, to let the wine make itself on its own time in its own way, with a minimal of intervention. A collation of superb Yarra Valley vineyards, grapes are gently whole bunch pressed to a mix of fermenters and seasoned French oak hogsheads for an exclusively wild yeast vinification, followed by six months lees stirring battonage. A fruit filled Chablis style, redolent of white peach, grapefruits and nectarine, exquiste balance throughout, an intensely savoury mid palate richness.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bress Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bress Yarra Valley Rose
Yarra Valley
Available by the dozen
Exclusively Yarra Valley Merlot, picked by hand and whole bunch pressed, vinified without any exposure to oak. A gentle course of sedimentery lees stirring introduces complexity and builds textural palate richness. Strawberry nose, soft salmon hues, cinnamon, cherries and frais de bois, its unctuous fruit filled finish whets the appetite for canapes of rose coloured fare, raspberries or figs with prosciuto, tomato aspic and savoury sorbet, marinated salmon or ham.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bressecco
Macedon
Available by the dozen
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The winemaking team at Bress subscribe to a number of fundamental philosophies that underpin what it is they do and how it is done

Firstly, to farm in a sustainable manner that is environmentally sound. At Bress this is achieved by using Biodynamic farming practices: Biodynamic farming was developed in the mid 1920s by Rudolph Steiner and advocates the non use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers. Rather than using these products, composting and mulching are used on the farm to build up soil organic matter, which improves soil moisture retention. Natural biodynamic preparations500 through to 508 are used to improve soil vitality and plant health.

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Bress subscribe to the recognition that one grape growing region cannot be all things for the wine styles that are made. The belief is that certain grape growing regions are better suited to particular grape varieties than others. The French have understood this for several centuries and some Australian wine producers and growers are now embracing this. Bress produce wines from several regions throughout Victoria and from the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

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To eat well, one must understand the passage of the seasons. Throughout the world, the four seasons have traditionally had a sizeable impact on how our food is grown and cultivated. However, with the advent of refrigeration, broad acre farming, the use of chemicals and growth hormones to promote crop size and ripening and international shipping, the reliance on seasonality is being eroded. Bress hold the belief that this modernization of food is not a healthy thing. Bress promote and embrace the consumption of products that are grown and harvested fresh according to seasonality.

Biodynamic practices are used around the winery. Grapes are picked according to the moon phase. Natural yeast is used to conduct all fermentations. To avoid the use of artificial yeast supplements, all fermentations are conducted with 100 percent juice solids. All wines are racked on the moon phase when the moon is in opposition. This greatly reduces reliance on filtration, so much so that Bress red wines are no longer filtered. Cooperage at Bress include Bousset for Semillon, Marsanny, Dargaud et Jaegle and Siruge to the Chardonnay, Francois Freres, Dargaud et Jaegle and Siruge for Pinot Noir, Nadalie and Francois Freres for the Shiraz. All wines are bottled at the winery using a portable bottling line.

Bress use the same biodynamic principles applied to viticulture in the growing and making of ciders. Bress ciders are made from a blend of cider apples, Perry pears, which are the pear equivalent of the cider apple and pink lady apples. After the apples and pears have been milled and basket pressed, they are fermented at low temperatures (12-16 degrees) for up to four weeks until they are dry. Post fermentation, the different varieties are appraised and blended. This blend is then tiraged. Tiraging is the addition of sugar and yeast to the base cider, which is then bottled. Second fermentation occurs in the bottle. It is this fermentation that gives the cider it fizz. After at least six months on lees the cider is then riddled using the traditional methode champenoise technique and then disgorged. Two ciders are produced, Crut which is a dry style and Bon Bon, which is a sweeter style.

Comestible are goodies produced at Bress which are not alcoholic. With the cider and winemaking season running between February and May, there is so much of the year left to busy with making other things to eat and drink. Annually, the winemakers put together a selection of Bress goodies that are all gift wrapped and boxed and can be sent throughout Australia.

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The Bress winemaking team appreciate fun and try not to take themselves too seriously. A fundamental tenet at Bress! Whilst they like to think that they do things well and take pride in it, the Bress winemakers also try to not get too carried away with things. They are very open with the winery estate's visitors and are always happy to assist those who take an interest.

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