The Nouveau Pinot Noir from rising star Mulline is appropriately named, bringing something bright eyed and bushy tailed to the Pinot game. 100% Pinot Noir sourced from Geelong’s Moorabool Valley, it’s fresh, bright, light. 10% whole bunch and aged in mature oak for 4 months. Dare we say… it works exceptionally well with a bit of a chill.
Fresh as indeed. Satiny texture, truffles on red cherries with springs of bay leaf, a touch of white pepper. Good weight, brightness of flavours, a little savouriness, finishes with a puff of cotton wool-like chewy texture. Works well as an easy drinking, lighter, fresher red.
91 points, The Wine Front (September 2021)
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.