Rochford Pinot Noir 2020

RRP: $24.00
Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 13.7%
Contains Sulphites. Vegan wine.
Tasting Notes: Nice lifted perfumes of spiced plums and red forest berries. The palate offers plenty of red fruit characters with good structure suiting any meal on the table.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: Hand-picked from the 28th of February to 21st of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit is sorted and fully de-stemmed as whole berries, 5 day cold soak prior to primary fermentation on skins for 14 days. Wine is pressed to French oak for natural malolactic fermentation and is then sulphured on lees. 9 months on lees in oak.
Viticultural Notes: The grapes for this wine were handpicked with viticultural practices based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability, and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions.
2020 was a long and cool growing season in the Yarra Valley. Winter rains were substantial and by the end of spring we had full and healthy vine canopies. The conditions around flowering were challenging leading to low fruit yields. The season progressed with very mild conditions extending the ripening period for harvest well into Autumn for some varieties. The 2020 wines reflect our part of the world and our cool climate.