The wine, a rare treat for us at Jones Road, is deeply coloured and has a range of ripe dark berry and plum fruits with plenty of cool-climate pepper and spice. Tannins are fine and the fin-ish is juicy, fresh and well balanced. It is approachable to drink now and will build further spice and savoury complexity if cellered for up to ten years.
The Frewer family established Jones Road vineyard in 1997 at Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula overlooking Westernport Bay. The maritime climate of this region produces some of Australia’s best cool climate wines due to the late ripening, fertile soil and careful vineyard management. Winemaking at Jones Road starts in the vineyard; careful management of yields and hand-picking ensure that the grapes reach the winery in premium condition.