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Willow Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998

Pinot Noir from Australia
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    Winemaker Notes

    Colour: Crimson/cherry red.

    Bouquet: Intense plum and cherry aromas with Burgundian complexity – smoked meat, chocolate and spice characters meld with integrated French oak.

    Palate: Rich fruit sweetness is balanced perfectly with firm, velvety tannins and integrated oak flavours.

    Alcohol: 13.5%

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    Willow Creek Vineyard, , Australia
    Willow Creek Vineyard
    1988 Harris, Ball and Knowles Family purchased the property of Willow Creek. At that time, there were remnants of its past life scattered over the property indicating that over time it has served as an orchard, dairy and sheep farm. When we purchased the property cattle were agisted here and there were numerous old sheds, fences and the original red brick Victorian homestead built in 1860's.

    1989 Willow Creek Vineyard was established. 12 acres of Pinot Noir 12 acres of Chardonnay 8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon.

    1990 Willow Creek Vineyard joined the MPVA (Mornington Peninsula Vigneron Association) 1991 The first vintage recorded with 20 tons of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon harvested.

    1992 The cellar door was opened in the old tractor shed with Cabernet Sauvignon and Tulum Chardonnay on tasting.

    1992-1997 Our vintages increased each year with the wine being made off site. A portion of the grape harvest was sold to off set vintage costs. For marketing, we relied solely on show results, word of mouth, tasting in liquor stores around Melbourne, wine dinners and participation in regional fairs etc.

    1998 Major development took place when the winery, barrel room, restaurant and cellar door were built.

    1998-2000 Willow Creek Vineyard working tirelessly to create the "Willow Creek Experience" which means that visitors to our vineyard leave Willow Creek having had a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    Known for bold reds, crisp whites, and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines...

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    Known for bold reds, crisp whites, and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place the primary emphasis upon its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally warm to hot. In the center of the country lies a vast, dry plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought. Because of its location on the Iberian Peninsula, many of Spain’s wine regions are located on or near the milder coast, either of the Bay of Biscay to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest, or the Mediterranean sea to the south and east. Each of these regions has its own unique soil, climate, and topography, as well as principal grape varieties.

    In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate, though elsewhere the most popular wines are generally red. Rioja is Spain’s best-known region, where earthy, age-worthy reds are made from Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache), as well as rich, nutty whites from Viura. Ribera del Duero produces opulent, fruity, top-quality wines from almost exclusively Tempranillo. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, blends Garnacha with Cariñena (Carignan) to make bold, full-bodied wines with a hint of earthiness. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. Sherry, Spain’s famous fortified wine, is produced in a wide range of styles from dry to lusciously sweet at the country’s southern tip in Jerez. Since the 1990s, international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc have been steadily increasing in importance in several regions.

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