Moorilla Estate

Moorilla was established in Tasmania in 1958. Its founder, Claudio Alcorso, defied sceptics and paved the way for the region to become one of the best wine producers in Australia. Claudio was born into a privileged family in Rome, travelled extensively and was educated at Cambridge and Harvard. After internment in the enemy alien camps of WW2, he would be instrumental, as chairman of the Australian Opera in building the Sydney Opera House. He brought his business to help develop Tasmania and planted the first vines in 1958, gifted by David Wynn. The first Moorilla wine was foot crushed and fermented wild in 1962 and a year later he would gather the original Pinot noir vines from Burgundy’s great vineyards in 1963. Until the sale of the site to David Walsh in 1995, Claudio Alcorso worked tirelessly to establish Moorilla as a leader in the cool climate wine industry – later acquiring a second vineyard, St. Matthias, on the banks of Launceston’s Tamar River. Today, David’s vision for Moorilla has developed in tandem with MONA under the governance of winemaker Conor van der Reest; in its emphasis on the production of wines designed to mirror MONA’s overall philosophy, and importantly, encourage visitors to engage all senses – sometimes unexpectedly.

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  • This wine holds a lot of meaning for our winemaker Conor van der Reest. The fresh expression of Muscat's floral ad spice perfume brings back memories of Canada, where this grape is extensively found. It's an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, that's crisp, light and brilliant when young. This year's vintage is generous apple, citrus, rose and peach notes....

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  • A wine of finesse and freshness with a provocative and complex bouquet. Abound with beautiful aromas and flavours whilst the tannins and acid are light and fine. Its perfume is of bright summer berries, vanilla bean, dusty cobblestones and toasted nuts. This flavoursome collage of mingled berries is framed in fragrant new oak. With just six months in...

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  • Crisp acid and a subtle hint of mint are present during the first picking. While apple and stone fruit meld with gooseberry during the second pick. Finally, sweeter tropical flavours, including passionfruit, are evident at the third picking – and they all work together brilliantly. Fermented in stainless steel, and bottled once time provides the perfect...

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  • This wine displays a bouquet of perfect balance and proportions: ripe fruit aromas, delicate perfume and fresh spice complemented by French oak. A summer harvest of cherries, berries and plums are joined by fragrant pepper and earth as the wine swirls about the glass. The palate experience is intense, inky and regal. The texture is elegantly poised and...

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  • A blend of six different grapes grown at our St Matthias vineyard, this complex and rewarding wine boasts a spectacular bouquet of strawberries, apples and nectarines perfumed by musk, light citrus and rich oak. These bold and powerful flavours meet exotic white grape tannins, which fuse with the wild ferment’s texture and oak. It’s bright in youth,...

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  • Bright purple colour and red and black currant aromas offer a perfume of violets, paprika and spearmint, while dark chocolate and French oak provide depth. The tannins show strength and firmness in their youth, typical of Cabernet, while long flavours of currants and cranberries adorn the bright acidity. Traditionally matched with slow cooked dishes, it...

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  • The fresh, intense and balanced nose is composed of apple, citrus, white petals, match sticks, nuts, maritime oak and honey aromas. Subtle, yet beautiful, flavours lead the palate to a slender body of integrated fine tannins, buoyed by a ridge of impressive acid. Complexity, beauty, harmony and balance deftly express the nature of Moorilla’s vineyards and...

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  • This is hand-picked, vinified and bottled at Moorilla. The style suits those who prefer subtlety and complexity and a light, dry aperitif matched with food or cellared for a special occasion. The nose is composed of toasted brioche, apples, vanilla bean, lemon blossom and a salty ocean breeze. The trinity of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and developed yeast...

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  • GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE - JUNE/ JULY 2019 5 STARS & "96 POINTS" Planted from cuttings collected by Claudio Alcorso on holiday in Burgundy in 1963, the combination of these Pinot vines and site gives this wine a unique character. Shallow soils sitting on sandstone have kept yields low, while the sea breeze slows flavour development. Picked at the height...

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  • Crafted in a European manner from handpicked grapes, this vintage pays homage to its origins at Moorilla – ‘a rocky place by the water’. Flavours of new, white blossoms, crisp green apples and fresh lime are married with a silky yet weighty texture, developed through extended contact with skin and lees. With a slaty minerality and brilliant natural...

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  • Pristine fruit was handpicked on three separate occasions for optimum complexity and natural balance, and crafted in the Bordeaux tradition. Funky and fruit flavours meld and announce the fine texture. Minerality is revealed throughout. Crisp acidity keeps the wine taut and suitable for drinking with food. Cellar between 5-8 years. Notes provided by...

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