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Rochford Estate Pinot Noir Gamay 2017

Special: $21.00
RRP: $35.00
Varietal: Pinot Noir 50%, Gamay 50%
Vintage: 2017
Cellaring: 2-4 years
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol, vegan wine
Tasting Notes: An equal blend of Yarra Valley pinot noir with King Valley gamay, made using whole bunches during fermentation but without any addition of SO2. Deeply floral, with a voluminous perfume of dark flowers and red and blue fruits lifted by scents of pepper and mint, its mouthfilling and supple. Extending with great length and drive, its brambly, confiture-like explosion of small fruit flavour is underpinned by gentle tannins.
Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked in February. De-stemmed to open fermenter (100% whole bunch), short cold soak, natural primary and malolactic fermentation, 19 days on skins, pressed to French oak barrels (15% new). 10 months in oak, racked once before bottling, unfined.
Viticultural Notes: Pinot Noir grapes from the cool climate Yarra Valley and the Gamay grapes from the Mediterranean climate of the King Valley are at the heart of this wine. After several warm growing seasons, 2017 was a return to a classic Yarra Valley harvest producing balanced, elegant wines with wonderful natural acidity.