Winery: Joshua Cooper
Region: Macedon Ranges - Victoria
Winemaker: Joshua Cooper
Varietal(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Bright garnet. The darkest and most approachable of the three 2017 Pinot Noirs, Ray-Monde is filled with the aromas and flavours of black cherry, violet, spice and sweet damp earth.
Medium bodied with long, fine, silky tannin it is a very “gourmand” wine. Approachable in youth due to the beautiful balance, the tannic presence and quality suggest it should also age gracefully, gaining additional complexity along the journey.
The wine then pressed after a total of three weeks on skins and transferred to a single new (Laurent “Magic Cask” thick stave, blonde toast) and five old (6-10yo) oak Burgundian piece for lees ageing for 12 months. Followed by six months in stainless steel on fine lees, before racking and bottling, unfined and unfiltered. The
only addition to the wine is a small dose of sulphur the week