Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Hand tended vines yielding harvests of hand sorted fruit to be vinified into hand made wines is the Foxey's Hangout way. After two decades of operating award winning Melbourne restaurants, Michael and Tony Lee followed their hearts to a property on Merricks North near the conspicuous Mornington junction at Foxeys Hangout. The brothers planted their first vines in 1997 and later assumed management of the eminent Massoni Vineyard. Red Fox is crafted by the Lee Brothers to be eminently drinkable upon release, in the most profoundly Mornington Pinot Noir way.
On a beautiful and historic farming property at the gateway to Mornington's vine draped hills, the Foxeys Hangout team focus on the peninsula's renowned affinity for Burgundian varietal grapes and wine styles. They can count on their closeness with the region's best growers to collate harvests of Mornington's finest Pinot Noir. Vinification is all small batch and a combination of techniques borrowed from the old world are employed alongside more modern practices acquired at Roseworthy and Charles Sturt. Grapes are destemmed into traditional open vat fermenters for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification, followed by a term of maturation in seasoned oak barrels to preserve integrity of fruit.
Bright scarlet red. A stunning nose of aromatic cherry complexity, violets and forest floor, raspberries and plum with a spicy lift. Full flavoured and full bodied with superb grape tannins in support of blackberry fruit and rounded, earthy characters. A Pinot Noir of outstanding delivery and amazing structure, Foxeys Hangout is a solid, savoury wine which calls for rich, savoury dishes, match with calves liver and caramelised onion, pasta with ragout or succulent garlic/ rosemary lamb.