2017 Arfion Pinot Rose - $27

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2017 Arfion Pinot Rose - $27

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Pinot Noir grown and fashioned for the sole purpose of creating a delicious, textured rose that is the perfect drink for our climate and lifestyle.

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 fresh finish.

 

RRP $27  - Volume 325 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

2017 is my 11th vintage in the Yarra and I haven’t seen one as complete or balanced as this.

We had regular water, mild temperatures and near perfect warm days and cool nights for the production of quality, fine tuned grapes.

It didn’t feel easy, but it did feel calm and collected. We had time to eat, drink (heaps of beer) and not stress. I think the wines show this relaxed balance.

Winemaking Stats

Picking Date – 8th March 2017                    Variety - 100% Pinot Noir              Clone – MV6       

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 twice over the 4 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 – 23rd July 2017   pH - 3.6                                     TA – 5.80 g/L        Alc - 12.8%           RS < 2 g/L