With a bronze tinge to the colour, the vibrant nose opens with freshly cut pear, stone fruit, rosewater and hints of musk. Juicy and textural pear and quince flavours are balanced by phenolics and fine acidity. Orchard fruit and orange zest round out the palate.
WineFront, August 2020
Rich, generous, oily, weighty gris but with good freshness and brightness through all that. Jasmine and nectarine, golden pear, some really nice spice. Lots of spice actually. Feels nice, does the job well and is very well balanced in its own way. Good-good.
Quartier means neighbourhood in French and the Quartier varietals are a celebration of diverse terroirs on the Mornington Peninsula. The fruit for this wine is sourced from a neighbouring vineyard in Balnarring.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts in entirely old French oak barriques. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.