Summary: Tread Softly is a contemporary range of wines seeking to deliver delicious, freshly flavoured wines that are naturally medium weighted and moderate in alcohol. By using more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards of the rich soils of the border of Victoria and South Australia. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise expert canopy management to help to control ripening and vigour.
Winemaking: Harvested in the cool of the morning to avoid the warmer temperatures of the day. The fruit is quickly delivered to the winery for destemming and crushing prior to a regular fermentation in stainless steel tank. The wine is aerated and temp controlled for an even ferment and then spends 3 months settling in tank prior to bottling and an early release.
Vintage 2021: If 2020 was all about the heat, then 2021 will be remembered as the wet season. In many parts of Australia, it was unseasonably wet in winter but not at critical times to do damage nor impact the resultant ripeness of the grapes. A cool and dry summer meant even ripening was achieved between dry and rainy spells and the ensuing fruit quality was excellent and for once yields were up making for a bumper harvest in 2021.
Tasting Note: No denying the variety on the nose as it exudes classic Pinot character. It displays black cherry, strawberry, and brown spice characters that are medium to light in feel but energetic and long in
flavour. Soft integrated tannins provide structure whilst bright acidity drives the fresh finish. Perfect brunch drinking with mushroom and parmesan arancini.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Tread Softly is a range of moderate alcohol, modern wines that are lighter on the environment and on your palate.
Not only are the wines naturally lower in alcohol, the wines are also crafted with minimal impact to the environment through expert vineyard and water management. In addition, for every six bottles of Tread Softly sold, we will plant an Australian native tree in a regeneration program in the Yarra Yarra biodiversity corridor in WA. This is a powerful program seeking to give back to the environment that we can often too readily take away from.