Kooyong (Mornington Peninsula)
❁ Kooyong (Mornington Peninsula) www.portphillipestate.com.au
Giorgio & Dianne Gjergja PO Box 153, Red Hill South, VIC 3937
Tel: 03 5989 7355 Fax: 03 5989 7677
This newish Mornington Peninsula winery, located in the warmer north of the peninsula on low vigour sandy clay soils, is one of its largest with 34 ha of vineyard to draw on. The wines are the work of Australian-trained winemaker Sandro Mosele who also makes wine at sister estate, PORT PHILLIP ESTATE which is home to the cellar door and a new bottling line and barrel hall, though the wines are made at Kooyong. Though Kooyong grows a small amount of Pinot Gris and Viognier, the focus here is on and he is making an expanding range of single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For Massale Pinot Noir and Clonale Chardonnay, estate grown fruit is supplemented by bought in fruit; brighter and breezier than the estate wines nonetheless, these are elegant wines with no little finesse. A regular The Estate Pinot Noir is structured, powerful and dense with immaculate concentrated ripe cherry/berry fruit and five spice. The Estate Chardonnay is similarly powerful but with good depth and structure as well as a touch ofminerality, and will improve for at least 4–5 years’. Singlevineyard examples are even more impressively structured, the Pinot Noirs showing more backbone and savoury layers, especially Ferrous and Meres; they benefit from a few years bottle age before broaching. Chardonnay from the Faultline and Farrago Vineyard vineyards is tight knit and mineral, the former racier; again both promise to develop for several years, especially now the white wines are bottled under screwcap.
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