Region: Mornington Peninsula - Victoria
Winemaker: David Chapman
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
The Assemblage is a composite blend of vineyards from across the Mornington Peninsula and is matured in vast French oak barrels called Foudre. These beautiful barrels have very thick staves and wine matures slowly, ensuring that the delicate aromas and flavours are not lost. The resulting wine is vibrantly flavoured with silky, supple structure and ready to enjoy earlier without sacrificing intensity or character. 2019 was another record breaking year for drought and heat. November was warm and dry, delivering an excellent balanced crop. Thereafter, the weather was remarkably dry and also quite hot in February which caused significant and atypical vine stress. Often these years are associated with overripe and low acid wines but curiously, although alcohols are up, the grapes were harvested with good acid. Why? Nobody knows. However, the resulting wine is dark, rich, vibrant and very delicious.