Initially reserved, the nose opens to reveal engaging fruit aromas of red cherry and brambleberry, with subtle and calming notes of red florals and wood-derived spiciness. Strawberry and raspberry flavours dominate the silky mid-palate, concluding with a juicy finish ably supported by chalky tannins. With its usual attractiveness, the cooler vintage has delivered a prettier and more delicate wine than in previous years.
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 ten months in French oak barriques, puncheons (7% new), and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.