29 September 2006

Australian Wines: Kooyong

Sandro Mosele, the wine maker from Kooyong, was in the other day and we tasted some great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay being made in the cool south Australian Mornington Peninsula. Sandro talked about the hot winds from the continent getting cooled ass they pass over the Port Phillip Bay en route to the Mornington Penisula.I can't think of a better way to start understanding the emergence of regionality in Australia. You'll like these wines, they all have low alcohol and invite you to taste and drink them with your meal.

2004 Kyoong Clonale Chardonnay $24
More of the citrus spectrum and green apple; touch of fresh cream and not any discernable oak. The wine's fruit really comes through in a clean and refreshing way.

2004 Kooyong Massale Pinot Noir $24
This is the base line pinot and is a blend of vineyards. Clean and simple cherry and a good price if you look around.

2003 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir $41
This is their cru with clean fruit and a touch of that "Gevery-Chambertin character of porcini and truffle," says Jay.


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