Rouleur Pinot Noir 2018 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...cherry, ginger, wood spice..."
The Macclesfield site is our coolest vineyard and delivers pretty spices and structure, whilst the Gladysdale vineyard is older and offers wonderful drive and fruit purity.
Our Gladysdale fruit was hand sorted, fully destemmed and cold soaked for a few days before being inoculated for fermentation. The Macclesfield parcel was 70% destemmed with 30% remaining as whole bunches in ferment. We largely left this one alone, allowing a long cold soak (5 days) before wild fermentation commenced. Both vineyard parcels were gently pressed to tank before running to a combination new (10%) and old French puncheons and barriques.
After 9 months maturation, both vineyard parcels were blended in tank and settled before bottling, unfined and unfiltered.
The finished wine is highly fragrant with lifted sour red cherry, ginger and dried florals with just a hint of wood spice. The palate follows suit with mouth filling and juicy cherries, supported by whole bunch spice and bright, mouth-watering acidity to finish.