Geppetto Pinot Noir 2019, Crittenden Estate, King Valley
Bright with red berry fruits on the nose. Fresh fruit and supple tannins but still retains a lively acidity.
Garry Crittenden was the first vintner to see the potential of the Mornington Peninsula as a thriving wine region. His first modest five acres more than doubled the area under vine in the region and since those first plantings in 1982, his commitment to the region has seen the Mornington Peninsula flourish to world recognition.
Garry was also the first winemaker in Australia to commercialise Italian wine varieties. Throughout his time on the Peninsula, he’s introduced new grape varietals such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Sangiovese to Victoria and Australia.
The second Crittenden generation, siblings Rollo and Zoe, both grew up among the family’s vines. These days they have embraced and taken on the family business with Rollo controlling the winemaking and general management and Zoe taking care of all of the marketing, allowing their father Garry to move into (semi!) retirement.
Destemmed. Cold soak for 4 days. Open fermented with wild yeast 9 months in ageing in recently used French oak barriques. Light filtration