2021 Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Noir

Full-flavoured Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir from one of the region's most influential winemakers, Kathleen Quealy.
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Kathleen Quealy has spent decades refining her winemaking approach. She has a deep knowledge of her home in the Mornington Peninsula that informs all of her choices as a winemaker.

Many would choose to grow something else on the Musk Creek vineyard: the elevation and aspect making it a sometimes difficult site to ripen Pinot Noir. Kathleen persists, knowing full well that sometimes the most difficult endeavours yield the best results.

This is a fine-boned, perfumed Pinot Noir that shows a more delicate side of Mornington Pinot and it drinks beautifully from day one.

Musk Creek Vineyard’s high elevation and rich earth extend ripening to autumn’s end. This powerful Pinot Noir exhibits intensely spicy and fruit driven perfume. The palate revels in this brilliant 2021 vintage with a mind blowing generosity and a ripe lingering tannin tail.

94 Points - "This is a beauty. Sweet fruited and sweet spiced. Strawberries and ash, twigs and leaves, all the components teaming as one. There’s excellent linger to this release, excellent finesse. It’s not necessarily a powerful pinot noir but it has long fingers. It’s (very) good now and it will mature well. This is my favourite of the 2021 releases; it’s all charm." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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    Nick C.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Light but delicious pinot

    Light coloured Pinot easy to drink and enjoyed several bottles over Xmas. Have placed an additional order of this wine. Great pinot for the price point.

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Kathleen Quealy is part of the winemaking heart & soul of Mornington Peninsula.

The first person to plant Pinot Gris in Australia, Kathleen and her husband Kevin McCarthy launched T'Gallant winery in the 90s, pioneering this famous variety. But it was with Quealy Vineyards, based in Merricks North, with the winery and cellar door in the centre of the viticultural action, where they made their mark.

Kathleen has continued to innovate - along with PG, Quealy is renowned for super-interesting expressions of Muscat and Fruilano, experimenting with different degrees of skin contact and fermentation styles. Kathleen & Kevin's son Tom has now taken on the daily winemaking duties, with guidance from Mum and Dad and the wines have never looked better.

Kathleen is a true industry legend and one of the most visionary wine personalities on the Peninsula.

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