2021 D.M.L. Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula – D’Anna Middleton Lewis (DML VIN) is a partnership between the D’Anna family (Hoddles Creek), Sam Middleton (Mount Mary) and Jordan Lewis. It focuses on single site regional Pinot Noir with the first vintage being released in June 2019.
Through their love of wine, a friendship between the D’Anna boys and Jordan Lewis evolved from not only drinking great bottles of wine, but also exploring the possibility of working together with select parcels of single vineyard fruit from selected growers and establishing a project that highlighted these regional differences. During this time, a joint friendship with Sam Middleton, evolved and Sam was included in the project.
For the 2021 vintage releases, they again have released two single site wines: Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir and Upper Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. They are extremely proud of both wines that illustrates the philosophy behind DML: to show regionality and fruit purity with a focus on detail with a savoury earthy edge.
This wine, in true fashion, is the more brooding, darker fruited, denser of the two wines we make. Pinot noir from the Mornington Peninsula is often so distinctive and it’s our job as winemakers to ensure those unique characteristics shine through in our wines. Plums, sour cherries and a hint of oak are all present on the nose. There are some slightly reductive notes here adding a meaty complexity and earthy tones to the fruit profile. The palate is still tightly wound and taut at present but exhibits impressive intensity and length of flavour that will continue to build with time.
Expect this wine to benefit from extended cellaring over the next 5-10 years.
Single Price: $70.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $55.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $660.00