Point Leo Road Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula

Name: Point Leo Road Vineyard
Location: Red Hill South, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Website: www.pointleoroad.com.au

Best known for: Restrained, elegant wines; stunning sparklings & lagrein

Available from The Wine Station: Brut 2011, Blanc de Noirs 2008, Blanc de Blanc 2008, Chardonnay 2010, Pinot Noir 2010, Lagrein 2011, Point Break Chardonnay 2011, Point Break Pinot Gris 2011, Point Break Gewurztraminer 2011, Point Break Pinot Noir 2011

Situated on a gentle slope on the south west of Red Hill South, Point Leo Road Vineyard has been ticking along quietly since 1996. While much of their fruit has been sold to top producers in the region, PLR are keeping more fruit back themselves. They have embraced lagrein (grape from northern Italy, partic. Alto Adige) which appears extremely well suited to their site & have just launched their first gewürztraminer. Chardonnay and Pinot are what I call the old-style Mornington (ie RESTRAINED) with elegance & charm. Most impressive are their sparklings –made by the traditional method & remain on lees for 24-48 months before disgorgement.