2010 Massoni Pinot Noir


I have been a fan of Mornington Peninsula wines ever since my first weekend visit to the vineyards 15 + years ago; the thing I first picked up on was the wine tasted different each year, some times good other times a little thin and watery.

I did not know about vintage and weather conditions at the time, however the thing I did pick up on was the Pinot got better with age the longer I waited the better it tasted.

And Massoni was one of my first love affairs with Pinot.

Colour: Bright ruby, bright and clear.

Nose: Distinctive pinot nose, red fruit and Spice and earthy notes fill the nostrils.

Palate: The palate is full and long, Raspberry and strawberry,fruit mixed with spice giving this wine a savoury finish with a little complexity that will help this wine age well for some years to come.

Conclusion: Pinot Noir from the peninsula has its own flavour and style that is easy to love one year and hate the next.

Because the wine has good fruit and spice backed with light acid I enjoy Asian pork with wilted greens and stir-fry Onions. The caramelized flavours all work well with the wine.

MAX I love my food and wine