Moorooduc Estate News – a new wine and vintage

March 9, 2017/newsletters

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Moorooduc Estate News – a new wine and vintage

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Vintage has hit like a tsunami so this will be a quickie – we have a new wine to offer you, in tiny quantities…

2015 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Gris on Skins

 

This little treasure is a rare bird indeed.  In 2015, after commenting on the amazing colour we always get in our pinot gris fruit, we decided to experiment with 500kg of fruit, making it, not as a white wine, but as a red wine.  They do this a bit in parts of Italy, and it has become quite fashionable in segments of the wine industry (have you heard of 'hipster wine'?).  Some people call these 'orange wines', but ours is hot pink!  We made one barrel.

Pinot Gris Fruit #nofilters
 
To do this, instead of pressing the juice off skins, and transferring the wine to barrel to ferment, as we do when we are normally making pinot gris, we destemmed the fruit to an open vat fermenter, and waited for fermentation to start.  We did not add anything to the juice, and the natural yeast fermentation started after a few days.  We plunged the cap every day, and the wine spent 14 days in total on skins.  We then pressed it off and put the wine in an older barrel, where it went through its MLF and matured for 8 months.  The result is what you see above: a watermelon juice pink wine, that behaves more like a red wine than a rose.

It is a fascinating wine, and we think it is quite delicious.  We recommend drinking it at the same temperature that you would drink pinot noir.  Do not over chill it, as you will lose the rose petal, floral and spicy aromatics, and the tannic structure will make the wine seem hard on the palate.  It has not been cold stabilised, so if you do put it in the fridge, it will develop tartrate crystals.  These are completely harmless, and can look like 'wine diamonds' or little shards of glass.  If you find these in the wine, just decant the wine off the crystals and enjoy it as usual.

Enjoy a bottle with cheese, charcuterie, or tomato based dishes – pasta with tomato passata or a margarita pizza would be perfect!

We only have 10 dozen to sell of this vintage, but we made 5 barrels in 2016, so we are putting a limit of 3 bottles per customer on the 2015 wine, but we are happy to make up your dozen with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, white Pinot Gris or even the 2016 Pinot Gris on Skins.  If we haven't sold it all already, we will have the wine on tasting at cellar door this weekend.  Order your 2015 Moorooduc Estate Pinot Gris on Skins here , before it all disappears!

Peninsula Piers and Pinots is on this Sunday

Flinders Foreshore 12-3pm Sunday 12th March

$35 ticket/person (includes a free Riedel wineglass and wine tastings from 20 Mornington Peninsula producers – including us!)

Food is also available to purchase, along with a mini Farmers' Market, and live entertainment, so make a day of it!

Tickets are selling fast, so we recommend you book, through the MPVA website.  There is a yacht race that runs in the afternoon, so fun for all the family!  This is an all weather event, so come along rain or shine!

Cheers,
Kate, Jill, Richard, Helen and Lynda

 

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