Dark cherry and raspberry on the nose, with notes of baking spice, citrus, and anise following through. The palate is medium-bodied, and like the nose, it shows a combination of brighter red fruits and dark-toned black fruits. The wine is juicy and approachable while still offering structure and interest.
The West Australian, August 2019
Attractive modestly priced pinot from Mornington. Sour cherry notes on the nose. The palate is light bodied but with excellent structure and depth. Has a slightly bony feel to it with supple flesh wrapped around the fine tannins. Nice pinot at a good price.
Quartier means neighbourhood in French and the Quartier varietals 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 vats. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 16 to 18 days. The wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The maturation period was 10 months in French oak barriques, puncheons (7% new), and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.