Vinoque Roundstone Vineyard Gamay Noir (2015)

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Vinoque means ‘and wine’ or ‘which wine’ in Latin depending if it is a single word or two words. We rather like the two word version.

Background: Gamay produces light to medium weight, bright, crunchy red that is delicious when young but can mature beautifully over 3-5 years. We think it is one of the most exciting new varieties currently being grown in the Yarra Valley.

The Vineyard: The Roundstone vineyard was planted by John and Lyn Derwin in 1998 and is now owned by Malcolm Wiley and Christine Taylor. It is a beautiful north facing vineyard at Steels Creek on the western slopes of the Yarra Valley.

Season: The 2015 vintage was mild and dry producing fruit with gentle aromatics and wonderful purity.

Tasting Notes: Bright purple colour. Classic Gamay characters of black cherry and briar, light stemmy flavours, plump, sweet fruit and frighteningly drinkable.

Winemaking: 50% whole bunches, the balance destemmed. Some early turnovers followed by a little bit of plunging toward the end of fermentation. Aged in 500 litre used casks for eight months and gravity racked at all stages.

Vintage: 2015
Analysis: Alc/Vol 13.0%, pH 3.45 TA 5.7g/L
Cellaring: Up to 5 years
Production: 3,300 Bottles
Harvest: 10th March, 2015

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