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2021 Kerri Greens Murra Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

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

HIGH SCORE

$34.00

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Excellent drinking, and likely best enjoyed for its youthful vigour.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

A lo-fi Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir here born from a spin off from 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 Murra 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 Murra has it in spades.

This is a spicy, sappy, full-flavoured Pinot Noir from an excellent part of the Mornington area. Great buying in the context of this premium Pinot producing region.

About Kerri Greens

Kerri Greens is a lo-fi Mornington Peninsula outfit 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 Greens 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.

Great wines emerging here - sensitively farmed, hand crafted - lovely modern expressions of the Mornington.

The Kerri Greens crew
The Kerri Greens crew
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, essential when your adding stems to the fruit - there ain't much acid in stems..

Fortunately the vintage was cool, late and carrying a moderate yield...we had plenty of natural acid.

The Murra Pinot Noir comes from our Silverwood vineyard in Balnarring. 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. The wine is then covered unmoved for 17 days before pressing to tank and racking to old French barriques.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Spicy, perfumed, strawberry and raspberry, a blood orange/amaro aromatic and tang. Light bodied, with fine emery tannin grip, a juiciness of raspberry with pomegranate and again that bitter orange flavour punctuating the bright finish. Excellent drinking, and likely best enjoyed for its youthful vigour." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Context is everything. This is made to be a vibrant, drink-now red. It's aim is not complexity, but it's a damn delicious drink. Top points for its bright cherry and raspberry flavours, twigs and spice, crunchy poppy acidity and fine-grit tannins. Some Italian-esque bitter herbs and Campari on the finish adds to the mouth-watering effect." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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