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About This Wine
Notes of strawberry, musk and pink florals that are complimented by cardamom spice and orange peel. The cooler season has delivered a palate with cranberry-like acidity and a slight creaminess from the barrel ageing. More citrus on the palate leads to a dry, spice laden finish. Refreshingly moreish.
|Varietal(s)||Pinot Noir Shiraz/Syrah|
|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 – A bit of funk and struck match, rosehip tea, just-ripe strawberries dusted with spice. Something like that, anyway. Savoury, almost white peppery in flavour and texture, a light tang and an earthy finish of good length. Character and a little bit extra, as per usual.
World Wine – Pinot noir and shiraz from the Mornington Peninsula were, according to the Port Phillip Estate website, "whole bunch pressed and fermented without yeast inoculation in a mix of old French oak barriques, large format foudre and concrete tanks. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling." It's a pale coppery colour and a dry, spicy style, though sweet strawberried fruit refuses to be entirely tamed. A good thing. Refreshment factor is high and yet it feels structural; it's one of those "ticks in many boxes" wines.