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View details Bress Silver Chook Sparkling Blanc
$ 24.99 Bress Silver Chook Sparkling Blanc
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Chardonnay PinotGris Riesling / Bendigo Macedon Yarra / Victoria
Two thirds Chardonnay and a third of Pinot Gris from good vineyards at Bendigo, Mt Macedon and Yarra Valley. Parcels are all whole bunch pressed into a mix of fermenters and pre loved oak hogsheads for indigenous yeast vinification. An emulation of the suave, effervescent Pinot styles from Asti and the Veneto, redolent of freshly picked orchard fruit over supple hints of seasoned butterscotch oak. Fashioned for indulgence alongside all urbane fare, its bold flavours and dry, savoury finish demands one more sip, and then another, a deliciously, moreish wine.
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Shiraz
$ 24.99 Bress Silver Chook Shiraz
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Shiraz / Heathcote Bendigo / Victoria
Parcels of Shiraz for this stunning wine are selected from a unique site at the heart of Heathcote appellation. Premium parcels are collated from Marong and from the estate vineyard at Harcourt. Winemaker Adam P. Marks firm belief is that good fruit should be treated gently and with minimal intervention. All blocks are trellised to vertical shoot positioning system, the growers employ a regimen of traditional viticultural techniques, organics and crop thinning to produce small but precious yields of less than 2½ tonnes per acre.
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Pinot Noir
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PinotNoir / Yarra & Macedon Ranges / Victoria
It is the Bress way, that superior quality grapes should be treated gently and with minimal intervention, to be vinified in nothing but the finest new French oak. Low cropped viticulture is in large part, the raison d'être for such reverence, the wines of Bress are religiously handled in such a manner. The bucolic affability of Yarra Valley fruit, seamlessly coalesces with the more elegant and fragrant Macedon Pinot Noir, achieving a measured yet engaging and complex wine. A match to charcoal pork roast and marinated chicken grill.
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Pinot Gris
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PinotGris Grigio / Bendigo / Victoria
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Chardonnay 2018
$ 24.99 Bress Silver Chook Chardonnay 2018
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Chardonnay / Bendigo Yarra / Victoria
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 mature vineyards Bendigo and Yarra Valley Chardonnay, gently whole bunch pressed to a mix of fermenters and seasoned French oak hogsheads for an exclusively wild yeast vinification, followed by three 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.
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Cabernets Rose
$ 24.99 Bress Silver Chook Cabernets Rose
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CabernetSauv CabernetFranc / Bendigo / Victoria
Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, a soupçon Chardonnay for that je ne sais quoi, all picked off fully mature vines which have been kept seriously trim to minimize harvests and enhance intensity of flavours. 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.
 
View details Bress Silver Chook Cabernet Franc 2018
$ 24.99 Bress Silver Chook Cabernet Franc 2018
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CabernetFranc / Bendigo / Victoria
The cult and abstruse Medoc varietal Cabernet Franc finds a new home away from home, among the verdant orchards of Bendigo's Valley Harcourt. Picked off rows of vine over thirty years of agae, whole berry fermented to retain character and expression, sent to a selection of seasoned oak barrels for a judicious term of age. A lighter Cabernet style, its bright cherry nose precedes a refined bramble palate, laden with fresh and vibrant berry flavours, perfect for delicate lamb recipes, a traditional rillettes of duck or artfully assembled, croûte et aspic terrine.
 
View details Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Shiraz
$ 99.99 Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Shiraz
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Shiraz / Heathcote / Victoria
 
View details Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Pinot Noir
$ 99.99 Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Pinot Noir
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PinotNoir / Macedon / Victoria
 
View details Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Chardonnay
$ 75.99 Bress Le Grand Coq Noir Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Macedon / Victoria
 
View details Bress Harcourt Valley Reserve Cider
$ 49.99 Bress Harcourt Valley Reserve Cider
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/ Bendigo / Victoria
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.
 
View details Bress Harcourt Valley Brut Cider 750ml
$ 20.99 Bress Harcourt Valley Brut Cider 750ml
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/ Bendigo / Victoria
The joy of breeding chickens in the Yarra Valley led to France, where an appreciation of the traditional, sustainable land management principles and ancient vinification techniques were the inspiration to establish one of the Bendigo region's most artisanal wineries.
 
View details Bress Harcourt Valley Bon Bon Cider 750ml
$ 20.99 Bress Harcourt Valley Bon Bon Cider 750ml
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/ Bendigo / Victoria
An opulent, hand crafted cider by a five star winemaking operation, inspired by rustic French techniques. The cider making belief at Bress is that good fruit should be treated gently, with minimal intervention, and so it is with Harcourt Valley Bon Bon. Fruit is selected from an orchard situated in the apple growing centre of Victoria, Harcourt Valley in Bendigo. In bucolic Normandy styling, slightly sweet on the palate, the finished Bon Bon was tiraged to induce a second fermentation in bottle using the same techniques as those used in making Champagne.
 
View details Bress Gold Chook Shiraz
$ 43.99 Bress Gold Chook Shiraz
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Shiraz / Heathcote / Victoria
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. Gold Label 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, so decanting is a must.
 
View details Bress Gold Chook Riesling
$ 29.99 Bress Gold Chook Riesling
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Riesling / Bendigo / Victoria
 
View details Bress Gold Chook Pinot Noir
$ 43.99 Bress Gold Chook Pinot Noir
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PinotNoir / Macedon / Victoria
An assemblage of clones MV6 Pinot Noir from the Mount Gisborne vineyard at Macedon, alongside Pinot clone D5V12 from Chanter’s Ridge at Woodend. A mix of whole bunches and gently destemmed fruit are treated to a traditional, wild indegenous yeast open top ferment, hand plunged thrice daily, befor pressing to French oak hogsheads for completion of malolactic and fourteen months maturation. An expansive Pinot style which continues to unravel as it evolves, caraway and sensen, spiced cherries and char, a floor of forest buds, enoke and fragrant sasafras oak.
 
View details Bress Gold Chook Old Vine Chablis
$ 59.99 Bress Gold Chook Old Vine Chablis
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Chardonnay / Chablis / France
 
View details Bress Gold Chook Chardonnay
$ 44.99 Bress Gold Chook Chardonnay
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Chardonnay / Macedon / Victoria
 
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.

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.

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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.

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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