Denomination Pinot Noir
Producer Port Phillip Estate
Region Australia, Victoria, Mornington Peninsula
Variety Pinot Noir
Serving temperature Room temperature
Pairing Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
An expressive nose with plenty of red cherry, red floral and strawberry notes alongside complex scents of undergrowth and spicy pine. Sweet red fruits on the palate combine with dried herb flavours and soft, approachable tannins. It’s fresh and juicy with a touch of orange peel acidity on the finish.
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 10 months in French oak barriques (8% new) and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.
From the producer
Our wines aim to manifest terroir: the integration of geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of various sites within our region and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.
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.