2016 Arfion Pinot Rose - $25

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2016 Arfion Pinot Rose - $25

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Pinot Noir grown and fashioned for the sole purpose of creating a delicious, textured rose.

Naturally light pink in colour, our rose shows spicy red berry and creamy aromatics. A savoury dry style with pomegranate and red apple flavours leading to a long mouthwatering finish.


Volume 230 cases

 

 

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Yarra Station Vineyard – Yarra Glen - Yarra Valley

 

Yarra Station vineyard sits on the crest of a small east to west running hillside, 5 km north of the Yarra Glen township.

The Pinot noir block is planted in north/south orientated rows on a gently north facing slope of grey, clay loam soils with interspersed broken sandstone.

Vintage

Spring 2015 started with a bang.

Winter warmth, an abundance of soil water and above average spring temperatures steered an early budburst, fast shoot growth and plentiful fruit yield.

Everything was happening at a head spinning rate over the growing season while we ran from vineyard to vineyard checking on things.

Just as we were taking a breath, a little sporadic harvest rain came to test us with disease pressure. However, bright warm days followed, which produced the healthy and clean fruit we were asking for.

Flavours were great at low sugar levels, so it was decided to pick relatively early, while acids were fresh and these flavours were pretty and bright.

2016 was certainly a learning curve and a great weight loss routine.

Definitely one to remember.

 

Winemaking Stats

 

Picking Date - 27 Feb 2016           Variety - 100% Pinot Noir              Clone – MV6        Block- Hill

 

pH - 3.4                                                   TA – 6.8 g/L                                                   Baume – 12.0

 

Hand harvested early in the morning to harness the fresh characters of the site.

Fruit was whole bunch pressed direct to old barriques where it fermented slowly and naturally on full solids. Some Malolactic ferment may have occurred.

All barrels were lees stirred when required over the 5 month maturation period without Sulphur. They were then assembled in tank, allowed to settle before a coarse filtration and a small sulphur add prior to bottling.

 

 

Bottling Date - 27 July 2016         pH - 3.55                TA – 5.80 g/L        Alc - 12.5%           RS < 2 g/L