Moondarra NV Cuvèe Maree
Region: Gippsland, Victoria.
Moondara is the brainchild of Neil Prentice, one of Walhalla’s more eccentric winemakers. Not that eccentricity is by any means a bad thing in the wine industry; indeed, it is from the oddballs and lone voices that most of the interesting and groundbreaking produce of the wine world comes.
Named after his wife Maree, this is a dry, aperitif-style sparkling wine made mostly from Pinot Noir with a touch of Chardonnay. It embodies balance and finesse and yet is generously flavoured, with notes of aromas of baked apple pie, nectarine and white grapefruit. A magical match with oysters, sashimi or lightly grilled prawns.