Origin: Mornington Peninsula
Grape(s): Pinot Gris
Style: Perfectly ripened, complex white wine
Pale gold in colour with a lovely fragrant nose of yellow pear, chamomile, elderflower, blossom and a touch of honey. Rich pear and quince fruit characters, mouth filling texture, long and full flavoured on the palate. A remarkable tangy seaspray saltiness on the finish.
A great match to a warm goats cheese salad, with a touch of quince paste.
2018 was a very special vintage that produced perfectly ripened, complex, delicious wines. The warm, calm spring weather in November was very conducive for flowering and fruit set. Because of this abundance of crop, they had to maintain careful management of crop levels to ensure top quality fruit and wine.
A founding winery of the Mornington Peninsula at the very southern tip of the mainland, 1.5 hours south of Melbourne, the Moorooduc Estate has been planted since 1983. Family owned and run by Richard with his wife and daughter, focused on single plot Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Organically dry-farmed, all the wild yeast, no fining or filtration and they’ve always worked with the same three vineyards (their own, their viticulturalist’s and one leased from family friends).