Roserock Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2021


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Vibrant to the eye, with the clarity of a perfect ruby. A pop of cacao and cola leaps from the glass, evolving into a fresh, pure nose suggesting crushed spices, bright red fruit, and a hint of blackberry bramble. The essence of sweet dried cherries is complemented by silky tannins and aromatic depth, highlighted by cranberry and plum.

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£32.50 per bottle

RRP: £39.95 (save 19%)

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Roserock is an extraordinary vineyard at the southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Ancient volcanic soils, an ideal elevation range, and the unique cooling effect of the Van Duzer corridor produce classic cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Roserock is LIVE-certified sustainable.

Roserock Pinot Noir is a cuvée selection from the estate’s 35 blocks, which are handpicked, sorted and individually fermented. While Pinot Noirs from the Eola-Amity Hills are typically known for their structure and power, Véronique Drouhin emphasizes Roserock’s elegant and refined qualities, making for a delicious and age worthy cuvée.

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RRP £39.95
Vintage 2021
Alcoholic strength 14%
Country USA
Region Oregon
Subregion Amity Hills
Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
Contains sulphites Yes
Domaine Drouhin

When Joseph Drouhin established his eponymous négociant company in 1880, he could scarcely have imagined that his family name would one day grace an estate in Oregon. Purchased by his grandson Robert in 1987, whose eye for an opportunity was instrumental in the company’s post-war success, Drouhin’s Dundee Hills vineyard was joined in 2013 by Roserock Estate in the Eola-Amity Hills. The original site has a remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the great vineyards of Burgundy, whilst Roserock has a cooler climate and volcanic soils; both produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great clarity and finesse. Robert’s children Véronique and Philippe, who oversee winemaking and viticulture respectively, are also on hand to ensure the Drouhin style is present whilst simultaneously allowing Oregon’s unique terroir to shine through.

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