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Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Noir 2019

$38.00
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Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Noir 2019
Producer Quealy Winemakers
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 19339-750

Planted in 1997 by Kevin and Kathleen with predominantly MV6, the Musk Creek vineyard at Main Ridge is a considerably cooler, and hence later-ripening site than Tussie Mussie or Seventeen Rows. As such, it’s a marginal place to ripen Pinot and low yields are a must (along with plenty of work with the canopy). In 2019, for example, Quealy started picking the home block (for KK01 and Seventeen Rows) on March 4 and 5, while picking at Musk Creek didn’t commence until March 29!


As with most of the Pinots here, the wine was 100% destemmed and no whole bunches were used. Tom McCarthy did not sulphur the juice until pressing, trusting the “biology of the vineyard to leave its mark”.  Fermented in two- to three-tonne fermenters, the juice spent four weeks on skins with just one plunging per day. Only the free-run wine was sent to barrel (25% to François Frères, with the remainder to one- to three-year-old hogsheads). Bottled unfiltered.

Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Noir 2019

Reviews

"Pale ruby core with a purple tint in the rim. Cola, black cherries and earthy loam aromas. Black cherry fruit throughout the palate, light to medium-bodied with a sappy savoury element. Good flow and fine tannins give enough structure to resolve the finish. Sharp price for Mornington pinot noir"
91 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Reviews

"Pale ruby core with a purple tint in the rim. Cola, black cherries and earthy loam aromas. Black cherry fruit throughout the palate, light to medium-bodied with a sappy savoury element. Good flow and fine tannins give enough structure to resolve the finish. Sharp price for Mornington pinot noir"
91 points, Stuart Knox, The Real Review

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