2019 Kerri Greens Murra Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Top value spicy, whole bunch Pinot Noir from the Mornington Peninsula.


It feels vital and drinks beautifully.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

A lo-fi Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir here born from a spin off of the iconic Quealy family label.

Tom McCarthy is the son of Kevin and Kathleen, raised in the family business, he knows Mornington Peninsula vineyards like the back of his hand. For the Kerri Green label, he and Quealy vineyard manager Lucas Blanck and their partners Sarah Saxton and Alyce Blanck, have teamed up to start a small label exploring some of these sites.

The Mura Pinot Noir is an exploration of whole bunch winemaking on Pinot Noir. As the Kerri Greens team say, if you're going to use whole bunch, you better have great natural acidity. The Mura has it in spade.

This is a spicy, sappy, full-flavoured Pinot Noir from an excellent Mornington vintage.

Great buying in the context of this premium Pinot producing region.

Tom McCarthy & Lucas Blanck
Tom McCarthy & Lucas Blanck
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Working with whole bunch wine is always a little tricky. Being close to the sea we have lovely cool days and moderate nights. So whilst our flavours are able to progress slowly in their ripening, becoming complex and intense, we don't necessarily keep all that natural acid.

Whole bunch winemaking loves acid, it's just one of them things. The vintage of 2019 offered exemplary conditions, plenty of natural acid, sophisticated intricate flavour profiles barely contained by small healthy berries on hardened stems.

The Murra Pinot Noir comes from our home site up at Red Hill. Various clones of Pinot Noir planted by Geoff and Sue Duke from 1989 through to 1994 combine to produce a wine definitely of its place. Hand picked and placed as whole bunches in a single 2tonne open fermenter, we kick things off with a dash of already wild fermenting Pinot Noir at the base. Covered for 2 weeks before basket pressing to tank then barrel, old french barriques.

Racking and bottling took place over 3 days in early December, unfined, unfiltered with sulphur kept to a minimum.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The boys pressing
The boys pressing
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Stalky and spicy, fresh red fruits, fine level of rosy perfume. It’s medium-bodied, tight and crunchy, with a distinct ‘mineral’ feel to it, along with cool acidity, sharp focus, and fine slate-y tannin. Finish is sappy and fresh fruited, long and clean. It feels vital and drinks beautifully. A light touch. Beautifully made, too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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