Little known Tuerong lies at the Northern gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Along with Moorooduc, Tuerong is the warmest part of the Peninsula due to a combination of lower altitude and higher latitude. During summer, the afternoon sea breeze brings in air from across Port Phillip Bay that cools the vines but not to the same extent as the Westernport side.
The soils here are sandy loams with poor water holding capacity and in hot years the vines really suffer. Underneath the sand is a layer of clay that traps and holds water, helping in the hot years but can become water logged in wet years, though these have been very few in recent years.
The warm and sun drenched vineyards here typically produce wines with great depth of colour and flavour, ripe and rich with drying tannins. The 2016 is brooding savoury wine showing plum and spice that will reveal its full character with time. The palate is rich and unctous with firm and very long tannins and (unusually for Tuerong) a distinct fresh acid finish. A powerful and well balanced wine that will reward some cellar time