Special: $310 (6 bottle case)
Cellar Door price $57 per bottle
(freight free for all orders, excluding WA - $10 and NT - $10)
Winemaking: Alain Rousseau. Made like Pinot Noir. All fruit was processed through a pneumatic membrane press prior to cold soak in tank. Some spontaneous fermentation, some yeast inoculation. Warm fermentation in stainless steel with must pump-overs. At dryness, wine left on skins to macerate 3-5 days, then sent to barrel for 12-14 months. Some use of American oak. Screw cap sealed.
Vintage: A challenging season that began with wonderful weather in spring 2013 and promised great outcomes from vintage 2014. Then the weather suddenly turned cool, wet and windy in December. A somewhat late harvest saw smaller bunch sizes and reduced yields but created wines with great depth and intensity.
Wine style: The Riversdale Estate style showcases the fruit purity and concentration of our property's remarkable vineyard yields. Attractive on release, the style will also reward patient cellaring. This 2014 wine bears a likeness to the savoury reds of the northern Rhone Valley. It is deep and rich in colour, with varietal characters of black cherry/red fruit, deep and spicy, with a hint of vanillin oak