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SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°
CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years
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The Mornington Peninsula is famous for its Pinot Noir wines and this is a fine example from a great vintage: deep colour, spicy berry aromas, a silky-smooth palate and fine tannin to finish.
The 2017 vintage on the Mornington Peninsula was a classic one in which overall mild and stable conditions produced superb quality fruit and wines of great balance, finesse and longevity. Dubbed by some a “Goldilocks” vintage - not too hot, not too cold, neither too windy nor too humid, too wet or dry – 2017 delivered just enough, and not too much, of everything. Vines ripened slowly, building great depth of flavour while retaining fine balance in sugar and acid. Harvest began in early-March, a little later than the long-term average, and somewhat of a relief after the record-early vintage of 2016.
Parcels from different blocks were vinified separately. The fruit was handpicked and sorted by hand then cold soaked before vinification in open fermenters with twice-daily hand plunging. The wine was matured for 10 months in French oak barriques from a selection of Burgundian coopers.
A maritime region about 50km south-east of Melbourne. It is surrounded by ocean and the climate is moderated year-round, with cooling ocean breezes in summer and relatively mild winters.
Soils vary from the red volcanic earth on the spine of hills running down the centre of the peninsula to grey clay loams on the plains.
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
This black swan feather was collected from our vineyard on the Mornington Peninsula, a maritime region with many indigenous and migratory sea birds.