The nose opens with vibrant raspberry and strawberry notes and an added savoury complexity from the inclusion whole-bunches. The palate displays a bright and juicy texture, with more red fruit flavours. The dusty tannins drive a fine line through the palate that finishes with good depth and moreish appeal.
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.