About This Wine
|Brand||Port Phillip Estate|
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 – Rose oil and sappy perfume, juicy sweet and sour cherry, autumnal stuff, spice. Medium bodied, spiced cherry and plum, firm acidity, sappy flavours, a bit savoury, length good too, mulchy and pert.
James Halliday – Hand-picked, wild yeast, 7 days cold soak, open-fermented, 5 days post-ferment maceration, matured in French oak (20% new) for 11 months, not fined or filtered. Good hue, clear purple-crimson; has a tangy brightness to the cherry-accented fruit flavours, the palate long and particularly well balanced; a juicy, fresh finish, oak no more than a whisper.