Rochford – 2013 Yarra Valley ‘la Droite’ – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Deep red in colour with aromatics of red fruits, plum, subtle spice and warm earthiness.

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Wine: 2013 Rochford €˜la Droite€™ Merlot Cabernet

Varieties: 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes: Deep red in colour with aromatics of red fruits, plum, subtle spice and warm earthiness. Round, medium bodied palate with good acid balancing dark fruit and subtle tannins. Easy drinking style of wine. Viticulture Notes: Our Hill Road vineyard and winery is located at Coldstream, 40kms east of Melbourne in Victoria€™s oldest grape growing region, the Yarra Valley. Grown on ancient, mountain derived sandy clay loams, these rocky soils combined with our thirty-year-old vines are at the heart of this wine. The 2012 vintage was a welcome return to warm ripening conditions but poor flowering and reduced yields meant selective picking, sorting and care in the cellar was paramount. Harvest: Hand-picked 1st April Vinification: Destemmed to open fermenter, short cold soak, spontaneous fermentation, four week extended maceration, pressed to French barrels (20% new). Elevage: 15 months in oak, racked before bottling, no fining. Technical Data: Alcohol 14.0%

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Family owned, Rochford Wines is a must visit destination in the picturesque Yarra Valley. The vineyard and winery incorporates the acclaimed Isabella’s Restaurant, cellar door and shop, together with other purpose built facilities €“ a pavilion, amphitheatre and lakeside deck – to service fabulous outdoor concerts, summer food and wine festivals, and a host of other functions and events. Our wines have earned great respect, being hand crafted using fruit sourced from four exceptional vineyards. Our viticultural practices are based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsive to changing environmental conditional. Our wine making philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard, handle the fruit gently to preserve fruit character, minimise extraction and allow the wines to express the individuality of the vineyard and each growing season.

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