William Downie Mornington Pinot Noir 2014
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The fruit comes from Merricks Grove vineyard that Barney Flaners (Garagiste Vintners) runs, planted in 1996, and is on the red soils of Merricks but almost at Balnarring, ‘a nice site’, cites Downie. He also says its the site that brings him ‘the bright fruit’, and he explains ‘it’s our only vineyard of conventional planting density, the only one we work with for the range’. Fermented in wooden open fermenters, Downie says, ‘Mornington is always kind of more ethereal brightness, sunshine, not in the conventional sunshine in the bottle but a light, shiny way. 2012 is probably the most complex of the Morningtons we have made’.