Rowlee Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


From the Orange region, parcels are harvested a week apart to assist in the search for complexity, grown at 950 metres above sea level. Destemmed, before going into small open fermenters and then cold soaked for five days. Fermentation follows, over ten days with twice daily hand plunging. Nine months of maturation in French oak barriques. Crimson/garnet in colour. There is early complexity evident here. Cherries to the fore with spices, cold tea notes, red fruits and some quality oak well melded. The intensity is maintained for the full length of the wine. Plenty of tannins here, but they are sleek and silky. A really attractive cooler climate Pinot, which should provide pleasure for the next eight to ten years.