Moorooduc Estate (Mornington Peninsula)
❁ Moorooduc Estate (Mornington Peninsula) www.moorooducestate.com.au
Richard & Jill McIntyre 501 Derril Road, Moorooduc, VIC 3936
Tel: 03 5971 8506 Fax: 03 5971 8506
Moorooduc Estate in northerly Mornington Peninsula was established in 1981 by Richard and Jill McIntyre, who planted the McIntyre vineyard in 1983, mainly to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (with a small amount of Shiraz). In recent years, Bernard clones of Pinot Noir have been planted (sometimes grafted onto original plantings). Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are also sourced from three nearby vineyards, the Robinson vineyard (which is owned by Moorooduc’s viticulturist, Hugh Robinson), the Garden Vineyard (which is leased) and the Osborn Vineyard (which is managed with input from Robinson and forms the basis of the entry level Devil Bend Creek wines). Richard McInytre, a practising surgeon, makes the wines at Moorooduc’s winery. Though McIntyre is a cerebral winemaker, winemaking has become increasingly hands off in order to showcase the broad palette with which McIntyre works. Three subtly different cuvées of each of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir express the different aspects, soils types and clones to which he has access. Less new oak is used than in the early days and, after successful experimentation with the Chardonnay, McIntyre practices spontaneous wild yeast ferments across the range. The Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays (which undergo malolactic fermentation) are relatively weighty but with great texture and complexity, they are sensual wines with no shortage of finesse. (SA)
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