2019 D.M.L. VIN Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

95 point Pinot Noir made from a collaborative project between the D'Anna family (Hoddles Creek), Sam Middleton (Mount Mary) & AFL great, Jordan Lewis.



About The Wine

This wine was born of a collaboration between Franco D'Anna, Sam Middleton and AFL Legend Jordan Lewis.

Franco and Sam have been great friends for many years, spending the majority of their lives growing grapes and making wine in the Yarra Valley. The two have enjoyed each others wines, bounced ideas off one another, and always thought a colab project would be fun.

Jordan Lewis discovered a passion for wine whilst honeymooning in Florence. When he returned to Australia, he heard through the grapevine about the much sought-after Hoddles Creek 1er Pinot Noir. He contacted the D'Annas and a friendship (and now partnership) was born.

This is the trio's second release. A top-flight Pinot Noir from a single site in Mornington Peninsula. With the minds behind Hoddles Creek and Mount Mary in cahoots on one wine, quality and pedigree is all but guaranteed. 

Sam Middleton, Anthony D
Sam Middleton, Anthony D'Anna, Jordan Lewis
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

2019 marks the second year we have made a Pinot from fruit grown in this particular vineyard. Compared with our 2019 Yarra Pinot this wine shows a slightly darker fruited, more brooding flavour profile. Typical of Mornington Pinots, there are spicey, gamey, secondary nuances that run through this wine, matching so well with the dominant primary fruit and adding complexity and interest. There is a chalky structure and grip on the palate, thanks to the harmonious balance of tannin and acid we strive for in all our wines. Sam Middelton

-100% destemmed, whole berries
-14 days on skins, pumping over at the start of ferment then hand plunged
-Combination of wild and inoculated yeast fermentation
-20% new french oak
-pH - 3.55
-Alc - 13.5%
-No fining

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The D.M.L. team
The D.M.L. team
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Red cherry, plum, spice, a little samphire and thyme, a slight smokiness too, and dried roses. It’s fine, but offers more grunt and substance than the more delicate Yarra Valley offering, more grain and grip through the tannin, poached strawberry and ripe pomegranate with a bit of crunch on a long finish. It’s lively and regional, and so nicely turned out." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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