A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
The first Mornington Peninsula wine in our Regional Selections range, this is a great value Pinot Noir with attractive floral notes, fresh berry fruit flavours and soft tannin.
Director of Winemaking
THE FINER DETAILS
This is a typical Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir with attractive floral notes, fresh berry fruit flavours and soft tannin.Download Tasting Notes
The 2017 season on the Mornington Peninsula unfolded as a classic Goldilocks vintage: not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry, juuuust right.
Bursts of cold and wet weather in November led to great variation around the region in terms of flowering and fruit set and judicious fruit thinning was required to maintain superior quality. The long, relatively cool season provided ideal conditions for ripening of Pinot Noir fruit and harvest began in early March in perfect moderate, dry weather. This was a little later than long-term averages and a full month later than 2016, which was one of the earliest seasons on record.
The 2017 wines are outstanding in any line up and are ample testament to the coming of age of the Mornington Peninsula as one of the world’s great Pinot Noir regions.
The fruit was destemmed and sorted by hand, a labour-intensive process reserved for premium quality wines. The must was fermented in open tanks with hand plunging and the wine was matured for nine months, part in French oak barriques and part in tank on quality French oak barrel staves.