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15/12/2014

Tim Atkin MW keynote speaker at Mornington Pinot celebration

The 7th Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration announced Tim Atkin MW as keynote speaker. In 2015, the celebration will focus on the maturation and evolution of Australian Pinot Noir on a world stage.

Tim Atkin MW will guide the two-day event, with his own take on the concept of terroir. Vignerons will be bringing it all back home, focusing on the soil, aspect, climate and nuances of the Mornington Peninsula.

Kate McIntyre MW, Mornington Peninsula Celebration chairman, said the peninsula has worked hard over many years to develop an understanding of the nuances of Pinot Noir from this region and to communicate them to Pinot lovers.

“In 2015, the Celebration is all about contextualising the Mornington Peninsula’s Pinots, within the framework of Australian Pinot Noir; in comparison to the rest of the New World (New Zealand, USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina);and, of course always, benchmarking to the best of Burgundy,” she said.

Since its inception in 2003, the Mornington Peninsula Celebration has shared over 1100 wines with more than 1100 Pinot lovers.

In the past 11 years, some of the greatest Pinot Noir has been tasted with some of the world’s most acclaimed wine critics, makers and lovers.

International highlights have included Aubert de Villaine and six of his wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conte in 2007, Jancis Robinson’s wit and wisdom in 2009, talks verging on religious fervour from Matt Kramer in 2005 and Ted Lemon in 2013.

Pinot Noir fuelled not only great discussion and enthusiasm, but also the unforgettable impromptu cricket match rustled up in 2013 by Jasper Morris MW and James Halliday at Point Nepean.

At past Celebrations, Pinot Noir from many corners of the earth have come together to party with Mornington Peninsula Pinots.

“At the celebration we will sink our fingers into the soil, feel the difference of climate as offered by altitude versus longitude, maritime versus continental and try to taste in the glass, what it is in a site that allows us to produce delicious and unique pinot noir,” said McIntyre.

For details visit: www.mpva.com.au.

Contact: Cheryl Lee, Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association P: 03 5989 2377 E: .

 

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