The quality of Australia’s pinot noir is at an all-time high as an increasing number of producers turn their focus to the vines, writes Jane Faulkner.
We check in on Australia's Pinot Noir and how producers are working with it.
Flirty, firm and fine. Structured, detailed and elegant. Hedonistic, ethereal and exclusive.
One of the Mornington Peninsula's star wineries is 10 Minutes by Tractor. The name comes from the fact that originally the basis of the project was three vineyards in Main Ridge that were each no more than ten minutes apart by tractor.
One of the Mornington Peninsula's star wineries is 10 Minutes by Tractor. The name comes from the fact that originally the basis of the project was three vineyards in Main Ridge that were each no more than ten minutes apart by tractor. The owners, Martin and Karen Spedding had a previous life in a very successful software company that they owned, and this has given them freedom to take a single-minded approach to quality. As well as the vineyards, they have two restaurants, one very fancy and one a bit more down to earth. Both are excellent.
I'm a refugee', declared a particularly well-dressed attendee at a wine tasting in London last month, adding as he swirled a glassful of crimson liquid, 'and like all refugees I'm traumatised. Is this the same as burgundy, I wonder?'
He may have a somewhat insensitive way of describing his flight from increasingly expensive red burgundy, but this wine enthusiast is not alone in feeling alienated, And he is no cheapskate. The last time we met had been at a dinner at which he had provided a bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 1971 Romanée-St-Vivant. But, like so many wine lovers devoted to France's infinite variations on the theme of Pinot Noir, recent Côte d'Or price rises have stuck in his throat and here he was at an event designed to showcase answers to red burgundy from … Germany.
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