Prophet’s Rock Rocky Point Noir 2021
The Rocky Point vineyard was planted in 2004. 325 meters above sea level at top,200 meters at bottom. The bottom part of the vineyard overlooks the road runningalong the lake. Overall it’s a slightly warmer site than the Home Block further North.North West facing, but some is West, some North. Lots of topography changes but onaverage its North West. Looks over towards the Pisa ranges. Heavy Schist based soils.As the label depicts this vineyard is riddled with schist rock, so much so that the PinotNoir is planted on deeper soils than the Riesling and Gris in this vineyard due to thefact that in some parts the mother rock literally is poking out of the top soil.
This wine is predominantly sourced from Rocky Point Vineyard & topped up with aparcel of Home Vineyard Pinot Noir to add structure. Hand picked, 100% de-stemmed.Wild Ferment in open top fermenters. Pigeage – Just one for the whole of thefermentation. Sometimes before finishing just mixes the ferment, putting hosethrough cap into the wine. Paul comments that there is just no need to extract morewith this site. Elevage – approximately 11 months in barrel, 15% new.
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