An expressive nose with plenty of red cherry, red floral and strawberry notes alongside complex scents of undergrowth and spicy pine. Sweet red fruits on the palate combine with dried herb flavours and soft, approachable tannins. It’s fresh and juicy with a touch of orange peel acidity on the finish.
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 (8% new) and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.