Hannah and I first started farming this plot 5 years ago. At that time it was a sprawling mess of vines that had not been tended to for over 3 years. It took a lot of hard work, long days and a lot of sweat to bring it back into the balance of a productive harmonious vineyard.
I have always had a great affection for this piece of land. With it’s decomposed granite soils and large granite boulders strewn through out and surrounded by an olive grove and large sprawling trees.
This rosé is made entirely from Pinot noir of various different clones. As the soils are relatively sandy and devoid of much nutrient at all the cropping levels have always been kept very low, usually less than 1kg per plant. The vineyard has been free of any non-organic treatments for 7 years now and in the last 3 years has been producing some really incredible fruit.
The resulting wine is fine boned and detailed whilst still having flesh and complexity in spades. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel this is by no means a ‘fruit forward’ rosé. It is savory and mineral driven, largely from the granitic soils from which it is grown but the 2019 also has more substance than the previous vintages, a shade darker if you will.
These soils and the large granite boulders give the wine an intense electric nature and energy. I’m extremely happy with this wine, it is definitely the best rendition of it yet and is bitter sweet because after this release there will be no more. - Winery Note
Momento Mori Wines was born out of a simple desire to make wines that first and foremost have respect for the living. They are crafted with consideration and integrity throughout the entire process. And ultimately (and selfishly) are wines that I wanted to drink.
We work with like minded growers throughout Victoria to source small pockets of high quality fruit that has been nurtured with the same philosophy in mind and we are ever encouraging and striving for more sustainable and natural farming practices.
All of the wines we produce are the definition of hand-made. Small ferments, wild yeast, no oak or mechanical pumps, no fining or filtering and no additions, including no S02 at any stage of wine making or bottling.
- Rootstock Sydney
|Product Type||Wine Red Rose|
|Sub Region||Cardinia Ranges|