Place: Balnarring - Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Variety: Pinot Noir
Kevin Bell and Tricia Byrnes make expressive single vineyard pinot noirs from their Balnarring block that—although we try not to—have us drawing comparisons to Burgundy as these wines impress us with their finesse and power. Having said that, they speak with a distinctive Mornington accent, one that we love to hear.
Hommage sits between Lodestone and Garamond in almost every way. It’s harvested second and tastes more of fruit than earth. The emphasis is more on the freshness of the fruit—the point where the sweetness is balanced by velvety tannins. A hommage to Burgundy, perhaps...