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2018 Rouleur Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

2018 Rouleur Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

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13.6%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Mornington Peninsula
2018
750ml
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$28.99
13.6%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap
Mornington Peninsula
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • In 2018, Matt East had a brief hiatus from making Yarra Valley Pinot, and was offered up a parcel of incredibly high quality fruit from Merricks on the Mornington Peninsula to play with instead. This is that foray, and wowsers what a wine it is. Lifted, floral and aromatic, it has the quintessential dark fruits that Mornington Pinot is known for, with a little garrigue and undergrowth for good measure.



  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The 2018 Pinot Noir was sourced from 2 separate blocks on the one estate. South and sea facing, 65% of our fruit was clone G5V12 whilst the remaining 35% consisted of northerly facing clone MV6.

    Both parcels were picked on the same day but processed individually and kept separate until just before bottling. The MV6 was fermented using 100% whole bunches whilst the G clone was all gently destemmed to a single 2 tonne open fermenter.

    The destemmed parcel was cold soaked for a few days and both ferments kicked off naturally. Keeping a close eye on both pots, we plunged (as needs) then gently pressed to separate tanks for primary ferment to complete before running to oak.

    The Pinot Noir was matured in 1-4YO (500L) puncheons and the reminder in older (300L) hogsheads for 9 months. The wine was settled in tank and bottled without fining or filtration.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The aromatics are pretty and lifted, there’s strawberry, a hint of black cherry, undergrowth and bramble-like spice to follow. The wine has bright acidity and plenty of fleshy red fruits anchored by fine savoury tannins.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Matt East grew up in the Yarra Valley and worked in the family vineyard from a young age. After nearly 20 years in the wine industry, East set about creating his own wine brand which was based on a promise to his late father some years earlier. Rouleur (roller) was inspired by long rides in the Yarra Valley, where he grew up and his adopted home in McLaren Vale, where he recently worked. Exploring both regions by bike helped East source quality fruit and vineyards in both the Yarra Valley and McLaren Vale. Starting with Pinot Noir from the family’s original Coldstream vineyard, East and winemaker Rob Hall collaborate on three additional wines under the Rouleur label – Chardonnay from the Upper Yarra Valley together with a Grenache and Shiraz both from elevated Blewitt Springs vineyards in McLaren Vale.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    ANDREW GRAHAM - OZWINEREVIEW.COM


    Such an archetypal Mornington Pinot from ‘down the hill’ that manages to deliver that sappy red fruit again with delicacy.