About This Wine
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.
The Wine Front – Intensely savoury and yet the fruit is there to match. You would still label it a lighter-bodied pinot noir though, crisp almost, with refreshing acidity and boysenberried/cranberried fruit racing through. Smoky reductive characters add breadth, as do dry spice notes. It feels closed and reticent on the finish; not short, just still sorting itself out. Time over the medium term at least should be kind.