Establishing Santarossa Vineyards and Sea Glass Wines with his family has been the realisation of a long held dream for Andrew Santarossa. Adopting old world principles, Andrew then applies new world innovation to capture wine as the most honest, purest expression of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Mornington Peninsula.
Why do some producers need to use absurdly heavy bottles – this, and the 2 other single-vineyard pinots, weigh in at 1.626 kgs. Each. At least the wine’s not hefty. It's firm with steadfast tannins, lots of dark cherries and quite spicy. Full bodied with a juiciness throughout with a strong thread of acidity pulling this together. Drink to: 2033; Price: $70.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2021; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 93 Points & Special Value Star; Jane Faulkner; James Halliday Wine Companion
This is complex and engaging, showing dark cherry, charcuterie, clove, olive and toasted almond nuances on the nose. The concentrated palate displays outstanding focus and drive, brilliantly structured by fine grainy tannins, finishing firm and sturdy. Impressively composed and multi-layered. At its best: now to 2031; Price: $70.00; Rating: 96 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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