The Kooyong vineyard and winery, established in 1996, was acquired by the Gjergja family in 2004. Kooyong is located in Tuerong, towards the northern end of the Mornington Peninsula. The majority of the forty hectare site is planted to Pinot Noir, with a substantial area of Chardonnay and several small sections of Pinot Gris.
All Kooyong and Port Phillip Estate wines are entirely domain grown, vinified and bottled. The wines in the Quartier stable are produced from estate grown fruit and fruit from neighbouring vineyards.
The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. Our wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of our geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.
The 2013 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir is a single estate blend of Pinot Noir. The parcels in this wine represent 6.55 hectares. Vibrant ruby red in colour. The nose displays a mixture of blueberry, dark cherry and floral, offset with earthy wood smoke notes. The complex palate is approachable yet with an underlying seriousness. It mimics the savoury, fruity characters of the aroma, with an additional hint of blood orange. A controlled lushness with great length and depth is balanced with the acid and fine tannins, concluding with an elegant, seamless finish.
Wild with aroma and flavour. Spice, stalk, garden herbs and then dark, juicy plum and black cherry. Call me anything but don't call me simple. Smoky oak slips suggestively under the covers of the fruit. Tremendous drinking from a range of angles. Drink by: 2020; Price: $53.00; Date Tasted: March 2015; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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