2017 'La Roccia' Pinot Noir
Biodynamic ∙ Organic ∙ Vegan
Awards and Reviews
97 points - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)
This is the diplomat of this triumvirate and dam holy it is. Mid-weight, crunchy and melding the red berry sass of the Ruscello plot with the herbal spine of the il Giardino and it’s whole-cluster drive. This is infinitely long; etched with tannin, extract and sex appeal. Refined. Gorgeous. Length pushes the score. These single plot pinots are among the finest of the country. Cork 13.5%
We have spent the last 30 years working on identifying specialized sites on our Granton Estate for the development of an iconic Pinot Noir. This Single Block range has been selected for their specific terrior or soil type to truly express the uniqueness and individual personality of the Pinot Noir variety.
La Roccia, or the ‘rock’ in Italian, is a nod to the main geological feature of this block; a large limestone rock shelf in the middle of the block. The La Roccia block is always first picked and consistently produces wines with the greatest structure and tannin of the three blocks.
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Derwent Valley, single vineyard
Vineyard management: 100% certified biodynamic
Geology: Stony red clay over limestone and chalk
Cellaring 12+ years