2018 Principia Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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2018 Principia Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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YEAR: 2018
APPELLATION: Mornington Peninsula
REGION: Victoria
COUNTRY: Australia
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir


Owner and winemaker Darren Gaffy is an unassuming bloke. His "cellar door" consists of a large shed full of barrels, with an Alsatian standing guard outside. But its what's inside those barrels that is really interesting.

Named "Dark Horse Winery of the Year" by James Halliday in 2019, this small but excellent operation has been a personal favourite of mine for years. Only chardonnay and pinot noir are produced, and the quality of both is high - but for me the pinot is the one. Medium weight by pinot standards, with classic Main Ridge red fruit to the fore. A touch of star anise and vanilla add interest. Great value.