Three vineyards around Onannon’s Red Hill base combine to bring you the talented trio’s 2019 Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. Will, Sam and Kaspar have composed another lovely wine, with blue and black fruit tones meeting Indian spices before sour cherry and fine tannins drift across the fresh finish.
Onannon Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir is grown on three vineyards: Onannon’s original Red Hill site (23-year-old vines, MV6, 777), a site in Shoreham (20-year-old vines, MV6) and another in Balnarring. 10% whole bunches, no new oak. Unfined. In 2019 the fruit really sits in the front seat. It’s darker than the previous couple of releases, blue moving into black fruits with some cardamom/star anise spice notes from the bunches. On the palate the fruit really attacks, again led primarily by darker fruits that at the moment seem to swallow the bunch spices. The wine finishes with sour cherry echoes and fine tannins. – Will Byron, Onannon
Overlooking Port Phillip Bay, our home base is a five acre vineyard in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. Planted primarily to the MV6 and 777 clone of Pinot Noir we have been making wine from this vineyard since 2009.
In 2014 we took over full management of this special place. In addition we have we building relationships with various growers on the Mornington Peninsula to source parcels of outstanding fruit.
Onannon is three people Will Byron, Sam Middleton and Kaspar Hermann. We make wines that speak a little of ourselves and a lot of the place. We each contributed the last letters of our surnames to make Onannon.
CellarHand is a fine-wine importer and wholesale distributor, with a portfolio featuring some of the most sought-after estates of Germany, Austria, France and Italy, as well some of the greatest producers from Australia and New Zealand. Our ethos has always been to build a portfolio as you’d construct the perfect wine list. We work with small, family producers who express the best of their regions. The wines we sell are the wines we enjoy, and the people who make them are like family to us. They are wines that taste of where they come from, and though they’re steeped in history and stamped with the signature of their terroir, they’re more than ever relevant – and desirable – to the Australian diner of today.