Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Noir 2022

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Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Noir 2022
Producer Quealy Winemakers
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 22949-750

Tussie Mussie’s Pinot block is planted to 777—or the ‘Morey clone’ to give its more romantic nickname. It’s a low-yielding cultivar, and Quealy prunes the vine to a single arched cane, ensuring plenty of light and space around each cluster. These vines are managed organically, with certification to follow in due course. The site is just beginning to show its true potential. The intense, low-yielding conditions in 2022 provided the perfect foil for a glimpse of the vineyard’s true potential. 

Tussie Mussie is always the most open of Quealy’s single-site Pinots. The 2022 fermented in two small open-top fermenters. The 777 clone lends itself to the use of whole clusters, so one batch was mostly whole bunches and the other fully destemmed. After 16 days on skins, the wine was gently pressed to old barriques, where it remained for 14 months on full lees. Huon Hooke’s review nicely captures the purity and filigree nature of the wine. 



Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Noir 2022

Reviews

“Light-ish red with purple rim, and a fragrant, lifted bouquet of bunchy foresty/Italian herb and spicy aromas, raspberry, violets and rose-petals, the palate light-bodied and bright, intense and delicate. An aerial style of pinot that drinks really well now. (777 clone; one-third whole-bunch; no new oak).”
94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"A compote of strawberries, crushed bitter herbs, pomegranate and orange zest. It’s a satisfying medium-bodied red wine. It has that pretty edge of red fruit and the umami side of decaying leaves. It’s mandarin peel, light liquorice and cherry in the aftertaste. The flavour lingers but the tension eases, leaving a touch of warming cinnamon on the gums. Very approachable and easy to like, no less."
92 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front

Reviews

“Light-ish red with purple rim, and a fragrant, lifted bouquet of bunchy foresty/Italian herb and spicy aromas, raspberry, violets and rose-petals, the palate light-bodied and bright, intense and delicate. An aerial style of pinot that drinks really well now. (777 clone; one-third whole-bunch; no new oak).”
94 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"A compote of strawberries, crushed bitter herbs, pomegranate and orange zest. It’s a satisfying medium-bodied red wine. It has that pretty edge of red fruit and the umami side of decaying leaves. It’s mandarin peel, light liquorice and cherry in the aftertaste. The flavour lingers but the tension eases, leaving a touch of warming cinnamon on the gums. Very approachable and easy to like, no less."
92 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front

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