Hand harvested whole bunch pressed into large french oak puncheons.
Really feeling like we are staring to get the balance right with this Chardonnay….grapefruit, lime and pear fruits, with underlying walnut and flint reductive aromas. Long, fine acidity balanced with intensity of fruit character. Concentration.
Circe is a partnership inspired by growing up on the Mornington Peninsula and a love of Pinot Noir. Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond met at Mount Langi Ghiran in 2007. After a vintage of Shiraz it was inevitable that the conversation would turn to any other varietal except Shiraz. With both of growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, they were keen and curious as to what they could do with Pinot Noir from such great soil.
The name Circe derives from Homer and is a nice metaphor for the seductions – and perils – of Pinot Noir. Dan studied arts at university before realising it wouldn’t help him get a job. He then went on to oenology. At least his studies of the classics helped them develop a name.