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James Halliday – No details about this wine but it shouts of an abundance of whole-bunch characters exacerbating the meaty reduction and yet, it’s also compelling. Spiced red cherries, twiggy and sappy with crunchy acidity backed up by textural, lightly sandy tannins. - Jane Faulkner
About This Wine
Mornington Peninsula is famed for its elegant styles of Pinot Noir and the Hillcrest Road is always at the top end of the absolute refinement that can be found in this region. A superb single vineyard, this incredibly restrained and sophisticated wine has fine, light redcurrant fruit on the nose with light touches of slightly tart red cherry.
The palate is fine and pure, delicate yet savoury, rather than pretty in style. The restraint here is clear, a reflection of the basalt, volcanic soils in which the grapes are gown. Hints of autumn leaves and bonfires come through along with more red cherries on the long, subtle finish. This is a wonderfully fine and savoury style of Pinot Noir.
Mornington Peninsula Wines
South of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula grape growing region has a cool, maritime climate that is most known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production. Other varieties that have seen some success here include Pinot Gris and Tempranillo.
However, it does seem that Pinot Noir is their focus judging from the fact that The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration is held once every two years. The event displays the region’s capabilities in making some of Australia’s finest Pinot Noir in front of local and international audiences.