Circe Pinot Noir 2016

Circe Pinot Noir 2016

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
Circe Wines is a partnership between Dan Buckle (now head winemaker at Domaine Chandon) and Aaron Drummond who met while both were working at Mount Langi Ghiran back in 2007. Inspired by growing up on the Mornington Peninsula and a mutual love of Pinot Noir, the pair were keen to explore what they could do with Pinot Noir, after making plenty of Shiraz at Mount Langi. This subsequently led to the first Circe Pinot Noir being released, which was shortly followed by Chardonnay and Shiraz releases under this label.

This 2016 Circe Pinot Noir is another hugely impressive Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir from the Circe partnership. A bright, clean style of Pinot Noir with loads of vibrant red fruit flavours; cherry, raspberries and cinnamon are all on offer here. Complexity is added with around 60% whole-bunch pressed, and some well handled oak. A great drinking Circe Pinot Noir that is ready to be enjoyed now.

"94 Points. Reductive, tight and firm in its conviction. Sweet-savoury flavours of forest berries, beet and dried herbs turn quickly towards pepper, gun smoke and sulphur. You get the feeling its maker, Dan Buckle, could have played to the crowd but chose not to. Fruit volume is not in question but the wine's personality feels sinewy and uncompromised. It encourages contemplation. Drink By: 2024 Price: $40.00 Date Tasted: 10 May 2017 Alcohol: 13%" - Campbell Mattinson,

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Circe is a partnership between Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond inspired by growing up on the Mornington Peninsula and a shared love of Pinot Noir. Buckle and Drummond met while working at Mount Langi Ghiran back in 2007, and after a vintage making Shiraz, it was inevitable the conversation would turn to any varietal other than Shiraz.

With both growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, the duo were keen and curious as to what they could do with Pinot Noir from such great soil, shortly after Circe Wines was born.

While the highly regarded Dan Buckle is currently head winemaker for Domaine Chandon, he still finds time for his passion project, and the current vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are certainly the most impressive Circe releases to date.
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