Circe Pinot Noir 2015
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Great vintage for the Peninsula, with small crops and great quality. Rich colour. Lifted cherry and raspberry fruits; rose petal perfume and cinnamon. Long, fine tannic structure.
CIRCE WINES – Mornington Penninsula
Dan Buckle, ex-winemaker of Mount Langi Ghiran and current winemaker at Domaine Chandon, has a hobby. It is called Circe and it consists of the tiniest private label of a pair of Pinots and a Chardonnay.
He and partner Aaron Drummond started their dream in 2010, a stunning vintage, and only a smithereen of this stock has made it to the UK. The 2011 vintage was a whole new kettle of fish. The weather was so bad that a number of producers in Mornington didn’t even make a wine. Dan said that he saw botrytis growing on the grapes before his very eyes. But, as it always the case, with staggeringly talented winemakers if you select only the finest fruit and treat it with the utmost respect you can work miracles and this is what he has done.