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 in tank on solids prior to bottling and an early release.
2022 Vintage: 2022 will probably be remembered as wet in most parts of Australia. However, in inland vineyards the rain did not hinder, rather it helped vines stay healthy and created favourable conditions for a modest and favourable crop across much of the country. Overall quality was up but yields were down.
Tasting Note: Wonderfully Pale pink with lifted aromas strawberries and vanilla as well as subtle spice. Vibrant palate of red fruits, with lifted citrus and floral notes. Fresh and flavoursome with a creamy texture this will be perfect with a variety of dishes especially a seafood barbecue.
Region: Wine of 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.