Rochford Single Vineyard 'Terre' Pinot Noir 2019

RRP: $70.00
In any 6: $59.50
In any 12: $56.00
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Vintage: 2019
Alcohol: 13.0%
Contains sulphites. Vegan wine
HALLIDAY RATING: 98
‘Terre’ translates from French to ‘Earth’ relates to the shallow soil profile over a seam of granite bedrock under the vines from which this wine is made.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a complex aroma profile that builds over time open. Here there’s cranberries, red earth, iron, mountain herbs with spices in cinnamon and clove. On the palate the wine is quite fine with its cherry-based fruits but has good a volume of emery board tannin with gentle acidity and plenty of earth, minerals and woodsy spices. It is a wine that asks for contemplation and its flavours continue to build, it should develop well over the medium term.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Hand-picked on the 5th of March
Vinification & Elevage Fruit is fermented with 60% whole bunches. 6-day cold soak, plunged once a day then pressed after 4 weeks to French oak (25% new) for indigenous malolactic conversion then sulphured on lees. 10 months in oak, then racked twice prior to bottling.
Viticultural Notes: Pinot Noir clone: MV6
The grapes for this wine are from a vineyard in Gembrook and is the southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Whilst known for its volcanic derived red soils, this vineyard sits on a Granite outcrop. These quartz rich soils are perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Optimal conditions for both flowering and fruitset in the vineyards gave well balanced yields with plenty of promise leading into the 2019 harvest. A dry January and February followed, culminating in a relatively compressed vintage, though attention to detail in the vineyards gave winemakers wonderfully balanced fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity.