2021 D.M.L. VIN Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

A beautiful Mornington Pinot Noir made from a collaborative project between the D'Anna family (Hoddles Creek), Sam Middleton (Mount Mary) & AFL great, Jordan Lewis.
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Franco D'Anna and Sam Middleton 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 collab project would be fun. Jordan Lewis turned out to be the glue that brought it all together after discovering his passion for wine while honeymooning in Florence; he got in touch with the D'Annas and the partnership was born.

This is the trio's exploration of Pinot Noir from the Mornington region. A top-flight red 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.

A little darker in personality than it's Yarra cousin; dark plums and sour cherries find their home in this wine amongst some earthy qualities. One to stash for a rainy day.

This wine, in true fashion, is the more brooding, darker fruited, denser of the two wines we make. Pinot noir from the Mornington Peninsula is often so distinctive and it’s our job as winemakers to ensure those unique characteristics shine through in our wines. Plums, sour cherries and a hint of oak are all present on the nose. There are some slightly reductive notes here adding a meaty complexity and earthy tones to the fruit profile. The palate is still tightly wound and taut at present but exhibits impressive intensity and length of flavour that will continue to build with time. Expect this wine to benefit from extended cellaring over the next 5-10 years.

94 Points - "Blood plum, cherry, cut fennel, a little spice and subtle creamy oak. It has a gently earthy character, a little flesh on its bones, though kind of discreet for a Mornington Pinot Noir, fine powdery tannin, clean acidity, and a finish of excellent length. Not as ‘detailed’ and fine as the Yarra DML, but very good all the same. Classy." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sensational Mornington pinot

    I highly rate the Hoddles 1er Pinot and am a regular buyer. But this DML collaboration was even better. Layered. Not bright. Ripe red fruit. So approachable right now. Could drink this all day.

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