As the ferments of vintage 2017 bubble away, devouring the final remnants of sugar, a raft of other wines from a variety of vintages reach completion.
Tussie Mussie Pinot Gris 2016
The vineyard’s joyful moniker, suggestive of its previous existence as a rose & herb farm, is perfectly expressed by this hedonistic Pinot Gris. This Merricks North slope captures all the sunshine, the vines and wines enriched by chalky red soils underfoot.
Inviting floral aromas exude the glass, swiftly accompanied by lemon peel and honeysuckle. Beautiful, ripe flavours of nectarine and a hint of spice guide the palate to a luxurious, lingering finish.
Two vineyards, both alike in dignity, on fair Mornington Peninsula where Pinot Noir reigns.
Musk Creek Pinot Noir 2016
Musk Creek vineyard sits atop Main Ridge, where the cool climate and rich soils never hurry ripening. Elevation and cool Bass Strait breezes protect the delicate, ethereal aromas of Pinot Noir. Grapes are handpicked as summer has given way to autumn, the extra hang-time on the vine capturing the change of seasons; tantalizingly wisps of wild raspberry rubbing shoulders with deep, earthy tones of ‘sous bois’ (under the tree).’