When the grape ripens, a new Pinot is born
At Rotherwood, we’re focused on creating conditions for every Pinot grape to reach its full potential. From its awakening on the vine to its harvest, the Pinot grape faces the most challenging of journeys because of its innate vulnerability. The very elements that foster its growth can turn in a heartbeat and prematurely terminate its painstaking excursion through the season. Yet as all wine connoisseurs know, it rewards us with nuanced complex flavours and ethereal tones. This journey could be the story of a pinot noir grape, part of a bunch on vine 10, row 35 at the Rotherwood Estate vineyard that hopes it’s going to be part of the 2022 vintage. This grape has already passed through several stages of development, including fruit set and enlargement. This year’s weather has been cooler than usual, so all bunches are behind, but soon they will pass through veraison (change colour), and then the ripening truly begins. The sugars will increase rapidly, and the sun and Rotherwood soil will add flavour.
What Makes Rotherwood a 'Seriously Good Wine'
Planted Rotherwood Vineyard
Pinot Noir Trophy - NSW Wine awards
First release of Pinot Noir Reserve