Crimson in colour, the 2017 Quartier Pinot Noir shows pure and lively aromatics of sour cherry, raspberry and a spicy earth character. Present yet not imposing tannin helps support the gentle and supple blueberry and dark cherry flavours. The finish is dry, savoury and moreish.
2017 reviews coming soon…
Quartier means neighbourhood in French and the Quartier varieties are a celebration of diverse terroirs on the Mornington Peninsula. The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in Tuerong and Balnarring.
The fruit was fermented in open stainless steel vats. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted for 18 to 20 days. The malolactic conversion was also indigenous. The maturation period was 10 months in French oak barriques (of which 10% were new). The wine was then bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.