Rochford Single Vineyard Sparkling Rose 2018

RRP: $44.00
In any 6: $37.40
In any 12: $35.20
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 13.0%
Contains suphites, Vegan wine
Tasting Notes: Lifted nose of strawberry top, spiced clove and yeasty notes of cinnamon bun. The palate has gentle sweetness of wild berries and stone fruit with a pillowy soft texture, yet also has an incisiveness to its acid line that gives that refreshment factor.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Hand-picked on the 14th of February
Vinification & Elevage: Whole bunches pressed to release juice to extract colour from the skins. After a period of cold soaking, the whole bunches were then pressed according to time honoured M├ęthode Traditionnelle to retain crisp acidity. Juce was racked off solids to temperature controlled stainless steel and inoculated with specialist yeast for sparklling wine production. Secondary fermented in this bottle and aged on yeast for 3+ years.
Viticultural Notes: Grapes for this wine come from a vineyard in Gembrook, Upper Yarra. The southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley, this vineyard is known for its volcanic derived red soils which sits on a granite outcrop. These quartz rich soils are perfect for growing Pinot Noir.
The 2018 harvest will be remembered fondly by winemakers in the Yarra Valley. It was a rare season that gave above average yields and excellent quality fruit. Dry sunny conditions with cool overnight temperatures provided good natural acidity and concentrated wines at lower alcohol levels.