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This is a distinctive Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir with captivating floral aromas, fresh berry and cherry fruit flavours and silky tannin. A medium-bodied wine, it has excellent depth of colour and flavour with a touch of spicy oak complexity.
By March, ‘unprecedented’ was already the catchword for 2020, a term that could equally describe the season and vintage. Early spring 2019 was unremarkable – the usual changeable weather on the Mornington Peninsula with overall dry conditions. A short patch of smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales and Gippsland came early enough that fruit was unaffected. Unlike many other regions in eastern Australia, the season was quite cool and we had some rain, so that fruit retained great natural acid and was naturally low yields with excellent flavour.
The fruit is from select vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. The fruit was hand-picked and chilled overnight before being destemmed and sorted by hand. The must was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 11 months in a mix of old and new French oak barrels from selected Burgundian coopers.
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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.
A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.
The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.
This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.