The attractive nose opens with aromas of fresh quince and juicy white pear, with suggestions of rose water and ginger spice. Well weighted with soft apple and white orchard fruits, the palate displays the generous texture associated with the variety, underpinned by spicy acidity and an apple skin phenolic edge. Well balanced with high drinkability.
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.