"The Pinot Noirs in particular have an exquisite purity and harmony…. The 2019s are ridiculously glorious”
James Halliday – The Weekend Australian. April 4th 2020
It’s not every day one gets mentioned in the top 5 to 10 wineries of the Yarra Valley. Our recent ratings for our collection of limited single vineyard Pinot Noirs have left us with a deep sense of gratitude. For our team, for the place we live and for the work we love.
Significant investment has gone into developing our vineyards and winery in the last 5 years. With three exceptional single vineyards under the Rochford banner, each expressing a stunning sense of place, our winemaking team takes care to bring out the best in each parcel of fruit.
Rochford ‘Terre’ Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 Review
“From Swallowfield, the southernmost vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Hand-Picked, wild fermented with 60% whole bunches. The perfumed bouquet introduces a supremely elegant and expressive wine that joyously flows along the palate and into the long aftertaste” Rated 98 points James Halliday
Rochford ‘Dans le bois’ Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 Review
Destemmed for a whole berry ferment, on skins and matured in French oak (20% new). Bright, clear colour; a gloriously fragrant and flowery bouquet, the flavours of the palate precise replicas of the bouquet.” Rated 96 Points James Halliday
Rochford ‘L’Enfant unique’ Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 Review
Wild-fermented with 60% whole bunches and 40% whole berries, matured for 10 months in French oak (20% new). A beautiful wine with drive, textural complexity and a pure steam of red fruits filling the centre of the long palate” Rated 96 Points James Halliday
All three of these Pinot Noirs will be released later in 2020 (date yet to be determined, but somewhere between August and October).
The wines will be under strict allocation due to the very limited quantities. If you would like to register your interested in an allocation, please fill out the online form. We will be in touch closer to release date.
We currently have back vintages of the Terre Pinot Noir available for sale. Please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.