2021 Combes Moonah Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A low sulphur but maximum flavour Pinot Noir from the Mornington Peninsula.



About the Wine

Pinot Noir has a wide range of iterations, from deeply savoury and earthy wines to bright, fleshy and pure juicy ones. The Combes Moonah was 100% destemmed, so there isn't a lot of savoury tannin here. This this is all about the fruit, and it powers through and through.

Coming from a cold climate, there is some depth and darkness to this. While the fruit is pure and unrestrained, don't think for a second that it's a jubilant wine. Instead, it's a brooding elixir of mulberries, plums and ripe cherries. If you've ever felt that Pinot Noir was a bit too light for you, and needed a bit more body, this is a wine which will get you where you want to go.

About Combes

The Combes wines are made by thoughtful young avant-garde wine producer, Oscar Hermann.

Sourced from excellent vineyards in the Yarra Valley and farther afield, Oscar takes a minimal intervention approach to his winemaking practices.

The wines coming out of his cellar are excellent. They are raw, energetic and show a distinct sense of place. Each bottle you open feels like it's a living thing. Each vineyard he showcases shines in the glass.

As Mike Bennie once wrote about his eclectic suite of wines, "you should dive in."

Winemaker Oscar Hermann
Winemaker Oscar Hermann
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Today, following a move in 2020, Combes Wines crafts its wares on a 14-acre site in St Andrews. It's a soulful spot nestled on the western fringe of the Yarra Valley. And it’s lovingly farmed together with Rhen Dodd of Ephemera. Planted in 1995, atop duplex and clay soils, to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the vineyard is sensitively nurtured throughout the year, and organic practices are slowly being introduced.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.6%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Oscar pruning in the vineyard
Oscar pruning in the vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"This is a richer pinot, deep and dark cherry fruited, plummy, has quite a lot of warm brown spice to it and licks of kirsch with rhubarb finishing the wine, strongly. Decent pinot noir in the Mornington sunshine in glass mode, albeit feels a little gluggy too. You’d go here, and a chill would help. Satisfying for those who want a little extra plushness from pinot, no doubt." Mike Bennie


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