$235.00 Per case of 3
Pack contains one bottle each of the following:
Joshua Cooper Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021
Garnet. Ray-Monde is filled with the aromas and flavours of black cherry, kirsch, violet, spice, sweet damp earth and peat. 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 Ray-Monde Vineyard was established in 1988 by the Lakey family, in South Gisborne at 400m above sea level on the Southern edge of the Macedon Ranges GI, to which it once belonged. The gently North-East facing 5ha of Pinot Noir form a small part of the 230ha grazing farm now managed by John and Tristia Lakey, on which sheep, cattle, chicken and more are reared, with an emphasis on sustainable grazing and re-vegetation. Like Captains Creek, this is another true mixed farm, and I’m privileged to be able to purchase fruit.
The vineyard is unique for the area, being planted gravelly ironstone and basaltic clay soils, with very little top soil and a huge amount of ‘Bluestone’ rock just below the surface. This lean soil together with vine age results in incredibly concentrated grapes, with thick skins and ripe stems even at low sugar levels. Typically, ripening occurs around a week earlier than Doug’s Vineyard. Winemaker’s Notes
96+ Points – Mike Bennie, The Winefront
Deep colour, nicely tinted with purple, and smelling of raspberry, boysenberry, violet and garden mint. It’s a very firm-tannined, full-bodied red with classic Cabernet structure, the tannins winning at this juncture and calling out for a hearty dish of protein. A very smart wine and happily quite different in style from this maker’s two other 2021 Cabernets. 95 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Deep, dark garnet. A wine which immediately makes one sit up and focus. Incredibly refined and complex with iron, sweet cassis, cedar spice, violet and rose, air reveals infinite nuance and detail. The palate is flooded with wave upon wave of Cabernet fruit, braced by a strict but not overbearing tannic structure, finishing with sweet violet and cassis. The most refined of the three Cabernet cuvees, but also the most concentrated and finally balanced. Winemaker’s Notes
Out of stockProducer: Joshua Cooper