With its cool climate and maritime influence, surrounded by water on three sides, the Mornington Peninsula is a Pinot Noir paradise.
Separating the waters of Western Port and Port Phillip Bay, the Mornington Peninsula thrusts its heel into the turbulence of Bass Strait. Here, winemakers capture the region’s wilful ways and produce some of the country’s finest Pinot Noirs – they’re fresh, layered and captivating.
From the gentle undulating countryside of the north, through the rich fertile wooded uplands tumbling down to the southern plains, the happy coincidence of late ripening and a prolonged, gentle autumn results in grapes with intense flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins.
Listen and learn as internationally-acclaimed journalist Matthew Jukes tastes his way round Mornington Peninsula with eight of the finest Pinot Noir producers from this unique region, dubbed the Australian Pinot Noir paradise.
A combination of powerhouse pioneers, legends and the ‘next-generation’, the winemakers are: Kate McIntyre MW (Moorooduc Estate), Lindsay McCall (Paringa Estate), Martin Spedding (Ten Minutes by Tractor), Glen Hayley (Kooyong Wines), Mike Aylward (Ocean Eight), Paul Scorpo (Scorpo Wines), Rollo Crittenden (Crittenden Estate) and Mike Symons (Stonier Estate).
Matthew and the winemakers tasted and talked about these wines during the webinar:
- Moorooduc Estate Pinot Noir 2017
- Paringa Estate Pinot Noir 2017
- Ten Minutes by Tractor Coolart Road Pinot Noir 2018
- Kooyong Wines Single Block Meres Pinot Noir 2018
- Ocean Eight Pinot Noir 2018
- Scorpo Wines Pinot Noir 2018
- Crittenden Estate The Zumma Pinot Noir 2019
- Stonier Estate Pinot Noir 2019