This Wine Just Planted its 100,000th Tree to Help Save the Planet
Tread Softly, a lighter styled, moderate alcohol range of wines, has just planted its 100,000th tree in collaboration with Carbon Neutral, an environmental organisation that runs a regeneration program to help combat climate change.
"We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have planted 100,000 Australian native trees in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in WA to help Carbon Neutral in their commitment to reduce the harmful effects on the environment caused by greenhouse gas emissions," said general manager, Fourth Wave Wine, Ross Marshall.
Sourced predominantly from established vineyards in the famed wine producing state of South Australia, Tread Softly wines are crafted to better minimise environmental impact by working with vignerons utilising conservative and ecologically sound vineyard and water management. The vines are mostly dry-grown and utilise skilled canopy management to help control ripening and vigour.
"We wanted to give something back to the environment and so we decided to plant a native tree for every dozen bottles of Tread Softly Sold. Now we have planted 100,000 trees in just over one year, we are aiming to plant 250,000 trees this year to help address the urgent need for an extensive, long-term regeneration program," said Ross.
Carbon Neutral specialises in measuring, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions and has revegetated over 10,000 hectares as part of their reforestation program.
"Since joining our Plant-a-Tree program in early 2019, Tread Softly Wine has shown a huge commitment to the planet and made a genuine impact on native habitat restoration in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor," said Ray Wilson, CEO Carbon Neutral.
With its low carbon footprint and moderate alcohol content, Tread Softly appeals to the new generation of wine drinkers who are looking to enjoy a great tasting wine that is naturally lower in alcohol but doesn't compromise on taste. The range includes:
Tread Softly Prosecco. Fruit-driven flavours are at the fore with fresh pear, apple and subtle citrus supported by brown spice. A fine persistent bead and fresh acidity helps drive a long, satisfying finish. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Pinot Grigio. Light, lifted aromatics of white florals, lemon citrus and pear. A fresh and vibrant wine with flavours that flow effortlessly to fill the palate with a long, pure and refreshing finish. A perfect brunch wine or enjoy with light antipasto platters. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Yarra Valley Pinot Gris. The nose exudes varietal aromas of Nashi pear and hints of spice. The palate shows good texture with a clean citrus flavour and a nice grip on the finely balanced finish. Pair with a roast pork belly with cauliflower puree. RRP $22.00.
Tread Softly Yarra Valley Chardonnay. A classically lean rendition of Yarra Valley Chardonnay that is precise and taut in its delivery. It shows vital citrus flavours on the nose and palate making for a linear and powerful profile. Satisfying French oak is seamless and underpins the experience prior to a long finish. Pair with a chicken and leek pie. RRP $22.00.
Tread Softly Sauvignon Blanc. Typically varietal Sauvignon Blanc with intense aromatics leaping out of the glass. Initially citrus fruit complemented by guava and passionfruit complexed with subtle garden herb, light spice and green pepper. A wonderfully flavoursome wine which is refreshingly vibrant with cleansing acidity. Delicious with a goat's cheese salad. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Blanc De Blancs brut. Expect a Dry, Light Bodied style of Chardonnay. RRP: $16.00
Tread Softly Rosé. Pale in colour, almost salmon pink with lifted aromas of soft strawberries and cream as well as subtle spices. Lightweight palate of forest fruits, lemon citrus and florals with spice. Fresh and racy with a creamy texture built in, this wine is perfect with a variety of dishes and is slightly lower in alcohol which makes for a great brunch option. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Yarra Valley Rosé. A bright and vibrant nose and a seductive blush colour gives instant appeal in the glass. The pretty fruit palate shows hints of strawberries and cream with a dust of tannins and a nice dry finish with a refreshing burst of acidity. Perfect with a charcuterie and cheese platter. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Grenache. An impressive low alcohol South Australian Grenache that delivers on flavour. Shows vibrant, juicy, soft upfront fruit and a balanced palate with soft mouthfeel and a clean acid finish. Pair with gourmet sausages and horseradish mash. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Pinot Noir. Displays black cherry, strawberry, liquorice and brown spice characters that are medium to light in feel but energetic and long in flavour. Soft integrated tannins provide structure whilst a bright acidity drives the fresh finish. Perfect brunch drinking with a mushroom and bacon frittata. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Shiraz. The moderate alcohol in this silky and seductive Shiraz does not compromise on taste. It typifies a delicious South Australia without the heat or jamminess. Nicely rounded with soft tannins and persistent intensity, makes it a genuine crowd pleaser. Pair it with a cheese platter. RRP $16.00.
Tread Softly Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. A textbook Yarra Valley Pinot Noir with a light colour in the glass but a pretty nose that displays red fruit vibrancy. The palate is light with crunchy red fruits and a cleansing burst of acidity on the finish. Pair with duck or a mushroom risotto. RRP $22.00.
"Every time you raise your glass of Tread Softly, you are helping to raise a forest and we are extremely grateful for all the support from our customers who have helped us achieve this incredible milestone," said Ross.
Tread Softly is available from major liquor retailers nationally. For further information, visit: www.fourthwavewine.com.au;
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