Tussie Mussie is located in Merricks North. Pinot Gris like Pinot Noir are so distinguished by their site. Tussie Mussie is a generous wine with a luscious stone fruit palate; honey, heavy bottomed pears, creamy. Six months on lees assist generous mouth feel and palate weight. Balanced with natural acidity.
"Light rose-gold hue. The bouquet opens with a whiff of reduction and some smoked-charcuterie notes. Peach kernel, spice and gardenia later. It's textured and slightly grippy in the mouth, the balance very dry, to which the tannins contribute, and the flavour is layered and rich with some honey and lychee. It has more intensity than most of its kind, as well as appealing viscosity." 94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
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.