Rochford Estate Pinot Noir 2021

RRP: $38.00
In any 6: $32.30
In any 12: $30.40
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Vintage: 2021
Alcohol: 13.5%
Contains Sulphites. Vegan Wine
Tasting Notes: A very fragrant nose of dried rose petals, red plum, warm spicy red berry fruits and a background hint of forest floor. The palate follows a similar path of red berry fruit particularly raspberries with a river pebble tannin providing structure. Lively acid gives freshness, this should evolve to be a classic Yarra Pinot Noir.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Picked between the 20th of February and 19th of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit was partially destemmed as whole berries, with 15% as whole bunches. A short cold soak prior to fermentation and on skins for 14 days. The wine was pressed to French oak (10% new) for malolactic conversion on lees and in oak for 10 months.
Viticultural Notes: 2021 was a welcome return to ideal growing conditions here in the Yarra Valley. A prolonged, classical season allowed for brilliant definition of flavour across our range.
The fruit for this Pinot Noir comes from vineyards in Gruyere (MV6, 114, 115), Coldstream (777, MV6) and Woori Yallock (MV6).