Benchmark MR Shiraz. Wonderfully elegant and balanced. Indeed I think this comfortably sits aside Scorpo and Paringa as a top 3 Mornington Peninsula Shiraz. 96pts from James Halliday.
Benchmark MR Shiraz. Wonderfully elegant and balanced. Indeed I think this comfortably sits aside Scorpo and Paringa as a top 3 Mornington Peninsula Shiraz. The winery website is well worth checking out and in particularly the terrior-geek and Burgundian-like focus on subplots and soil types is impressive. The 2018 Syrah is sourced from sub-blocks 2 and 3.
In addiotion to the Shiraz the vineyard has 10 clones of pinot noir, 7 clones of chardonnay and 32 different sub-blocks based on aspect and soil-type differences. At harvest, each individual parcel is handled separately and typically, there will be 50 different parcels at the end of vintage. Detailed focus much?
"It takes a microsecond for the wine to establish this part of the Mornington Peninsula to deliver full-bodied shiraz that hasn't been over-extracted or otherwise forced to provide its layered purple and black fruits. The oak and tannin contributions have been calculated with the usual attention to detail." 96pts - James Halliday - 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.