Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2017
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
“Great wines are made on the vine, and when the variety, aspect and soil type are right, Australia’s wine regions deliver elegant, textured and fruit-driven wines that hold their own with the best in the world.” Sam Coverdale established Even Keel in 2006 with a vision to create drinkable, elegant wines that celebrate the individual strengths of Australia’s wine regions. Since 2009, he has specialised in single-vineyard wines from his Polperro farm in the higher reaches of the Mornington Peninsula, using a mix of organic and biodynamic viticulture.
The grapes for his Even Keel Pinot Noir come from a mixture of his own vineyards and other sites on the Mornington Peninsula. Naturally fermented and aged for 10 months in oak barrels, ten per cent of them new, then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
You've got the knockout perfume fans of great Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir have come to expect, all red cherries and bramble fruit. It is lively and juicy, and though still relatively youthful in its fruit profile it has had enough time in bottle now to develop hints of that 'forest floor' you get in fine Pinot.