2018 Trofeo Estate 'Amphora' Mornington Peninsula Shiraz
After Easter we spent some time on the Mornington Peninsula to celebrate Mark’s 50th + 1 birthday. We only had one day up our sleeve, to visit the wineries. Trofeo Estate had been on ‘to do’ list for ages, so we started the day there. Due to their hospitality, food and wine, we didn’t leave until 5.30PM.
We drank some really good wines and relaxed in their courtyard, eating tasty platters. There were three wines that stood out and they are now in our stores. The property, in Dromana (next to Crittenden Estate) was first planted in the 1940s before a fire destroyed the vines, in 1967. In 1998 the current owners replanted.
All of the wines are made with 100% estate fruit, which has been grown biodynamically and they use minimal sulphur at bottling. From 2013 the wines have been made by Richard Darby. All wines go through fermentation in amphora pots (200L – 800L), which the winery bring in direct from the Italian producer.
Cool climate Victorian spice mingle with plummy goodness and drying tannins to finish. Great wine matched to charcuterie plates.