"In terrific form. Powerfully fruited, alive with spice and confidently structured. It doesn't just woo you it reassures you. From ear to ear the quality is excellent." 96pts - Campbell Mattinson - Wine Companion
The MV6 clone from the original Foxeys vineyard in Merricks North is quite perfumed, absorbs new oak easily and integrates it well. The other vineyard components in the blend, White Gates (clone #115) and Kentucky Road (clone #777) provide red fruits and middle palate roundness, whilst Kangerong vineyard (MV6) lends some muscle to the tannin profile.
"In terrific form. Powerfully fruited, alive with spice and confidently structured. It doesn't just woo you it reassures you. Dark macerated cherries, wood smoke, flings of herbs and assorted woodsy spices. There's a garden herb element here that is most attractive, matched as it is to nutty oak. From ear to ear the quality is excellent." 96pts - Campbell Mattinson - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Mornington Peninsula
Another gem that’s part of Melbourne’s ‘Dress Circle’, the maritime climate of Mornington makes it Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Paradise. Sea breezes ensure the vineyards remain cool, ideal for producing styles with elegance and finesse. Red Hill, Merricks and Balnarring is where the main action is, enjoying the see breezes coming off Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean. There’s also a vast array of alternative varieties that enjoy the peninsula’s maritime climate. Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris certainly has made its presence felt, producing both clean crisp, easy drinking Grigio styles, as well as richer, riper Gris styles. The whites are made for seafood, while Mornington Pinot Noir is a must with traditional duck dishes – either Chinese style or French.