Mornington Peninsula's delicate Pinots


Continuing our Pinot Noir week is this collection of tasting notes on Pinot Noirs from Australia’s greatest concentration of Pinot Noir producers, in the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria (see map).

Unlike yesterday’s focus, Central Otago, there is no contract winery in this lush pastoral landscape, dotted with grand houses and estates, on a peninsula cooled by the Southern Ocean. Instead, about 200 growers tend to follow the Burgundy model of growing their own vines and making their own wine. Because the area is so close to Melbourne, there are more than...