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.
In this CONNECT conversation, discover the wines, people and personality of this unique, cool climate peninsula. Find out what’s special about the Mornington Peninsula and why it’s such a hotspot (or rather cool spot!) for Pinot Noir.
The conversation was led by Matthew Jukes and featured 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).
The following wines were tasted and talked about during the webinar:
Matthew Jukes has worked in the wine business for 35 years. He is an expert on Australian wine and in 2012 he was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK by the Australia Day Foundation. He joins an eminent list of Honorary Australians,...