Benchmark Mornington Shiraz. Wonderfully elegant and balanced. Indeed this comfortably sits aside Scorpo and Paringa as a top 3 Mornington Peninsula Shiraz.
Best Shiraz - Mornington Peninsula Wine Show 2022
Ranked #13 Shiraz 2021 from Victoria - The Real Review
"Deep purple-red hue; aromas are meaty/reductive overlying smoked charcuterie and peppery spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied but supple and gentle, with a touch of elegance. The texture is slinky and lithe, the persistence medium-long. An elegant shiraz, which earns the syrah description. 93 Points." Huon Hooke. The Real Review
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.
In addition 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?
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.