The Rochford Wines story begins with owner and CEO Helmut Konecsny who first purchased the Hill Road property in 2002 with established vines first planted in 1992. Helmut’s passion for the region has seen Rochford go on to celebrate the diverse terroir of the Yarra Valley. Rochford’s Winemakers Kaspar Herman and Kelly Healey along with Viticulturist John Evans stand by the philosophy of producing the best fruit possible in the vineyard and allowing the wines to express the individuality of the vineyard and each growing season.
Like this straight off, and sometimes, with Pinot Noir, you have to move your head around a little bit before you can catch clear sight of it. Anyway, it’s the structure I like most here, almost like a Langhe Nebbiolo in shape and feel of tannin, with its pleasing grip and dryness, in with that a mix of strawberry and red cherry, a little spice and perfume, and a shapely finish of fine length, a smattering of dried herb and orange peel on the finish. It’s a very good thing to drink. Tasted: May 2020; Alcohol: 13.7%; Price: $20; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2025; Rated: 92 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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