Saturday, 7 March 2020
Stefano Lubiana La Roccia Pinot Noir 2017
Plums and spice and all things nice. An absolute delight to drink, the La Roccia block overlooks the Derwent River and sits at 80 metres above.
Made up mostly of Terra Rossa soils with a limestone bedrock, there is a rock shelf in the middle of the block from which it derives its name. This block is always the first harvested due to receiving the most sun exposure and it produces wine with greater masculinity.
A wine with fabulous mouthfeel, a ribbon of spice runs through the core of this Pinot as it powers on - almost unstoppable. But with that drive comes a soft touch. Some palate weight is welcome walking with a charming hustle. There's a dusting of earth to add further interest too. A brightish acid is evident and it wants to keep the light on to ensure the spice can see into the night with a companion. A thrilling Pinot in many respects.
Drink to ten years+
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