Quartier Pinot Gris 2018 Victoria Mornington Peninsula
Quartier Pinot Gris 2018 shows flavours of fresh white pear and apple juice that combine with a layered and textural mid-palate that is underpinned by spicy phenolics.
Quartier Pinot Gris 2018
Quartier Pinot Gris 2018 The lively bouquet delivers an interesting mix of aromas of pink
lady apples and spicier notes of musk and Turkish delight. The palate shows flavours of fresh white pear and apple juice that combine with a layered and textural mid-palate that is underpinned by spicy phenolics.
Wine Front, December 2018
One of the Mornington masters of pinot gris. Powerful style. It
always is. The power comes from fruit. Stonefruit, spice, melon
and honeysuckle. It’s good. Reliably so.
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 old French oak barriques and stainless-steel tank. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for
several months prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without fining.
Following a wet Winter, budburst commenced relatively late in
mid-September. The Winter rainfall set up the vineyards well for
Spring with overall temperatures during Spring slightly higher
than average accompanied by below average rainfall. Flowering
commenced mid late November with ideal weather conditions,
resulting in one of the best fruit sets in many years.
The mild to warm conditions continued throughout Summer and
veraison commenced in mid-January. Harvest delivered fruitful
crop loads matched with very stable weather conditions, ensuring
vine performance and good ripeness. Picking commenced late
February and the viticultural team worked steadily until the
beginning of April delivering outstanding fruit. The white wines
display excellent acidity, depth and intense fruit flavours. The red
wines look poised and elegant with powerful aromatics and a
great balance between tannin and acid.
Australia, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
$20 – $50