2022 Quartier Pinot Noir

Quartier Pinot Noir


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Tasting Profile

January 2023

Bright fruit aromatics leap from the glass, leading with ripe raspberry, dark cherry and crushed strawberry. These move to sweet spice and subtle whole bunch notes that add allure. There is an attractive suppleness to the mid-palate that combines blue and red fruit and curacao flavours together with a savoury line of tannin. It is fresh, inviting and delivers a long and moreish finish.

13.0% alc.


Tasting Profile 2022
Tasting Profile 2021
Tasting Profile 2020



The WineFront, April 2023

Gary Walsh

Juicy cherry and raspberry, a little mint and spice. It’s light in body, red fruits with cranberry acidity. A light dusting of tannin on a lively finish. I like it. Good to drink.

90 points

Wine Pilot, April 2023

Ken Gargett

Mornington Peninsula Pinot is earning it’s rightful place in the pantheon of great Pinot regions around the globe. This example is from Estate vineyards in Tuerong, Balnarring and Red-Hill sub-regions on the Peninsula. Fermentation was in open vats with wild yeasts for 16 to 18 days, then ten months in French oak of varying sizes – barrels, puncheons and large format foudre – of which 12% were new. A lovely pale crimson colour, we have red fruit aromas, rose petals, spices, dried herbs, and some sweet milk chocolate notes. A seamless style, there is also a savouriness to it with some smoked meat notes emerging over very fine tannins and bright acidity with decent length.

92 points

Reviews 2022
Reviews 2021
Reviews 2020


The Vintage

The cold and windy 2021 Winter saw approximately 185 mm of rainfall throughout June, July, and August, slightly below average. Windy conditions continued throughout Spring, with approximately 310 mm of rainfall throughout the period, well above average. This rainfall ensured soils were fully replenished leading into Summer. Cold soils and windy conditions affected flowering in early November, with many of the earlier ripening vineyards in the region experiencing a poor fruit set, thus dramatically reducing yields. The later flowering vineyards benefited from more favourable weather conditions in late November. Summer conditions were ideal, with mild to warm days broken sporadically by favourable rainfall, almost 75 mm in January, ensuring vines had adequate water leading to and through veraison, mid to late January. Ideal conditions throughout February meant ripening was slow and steady. Harvest commenced in early March. The weather remained mild throughout, and harvest progressed at an even pace. While yields were significantly lower than average, fruit quality was excellent with intense flavour concentration and refined acidity.

The Vineyard

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.