2020 Rouleur Arlo’s Pinot Noir Upper Yarra Valley – The Rouleur philosophy is pretty simple. They source exceptional parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and growers to make wine that they, and hopefully you, like to drink. They tend to pick on the earlier side, seeking bright acid, freshness and lift without sacrificing flavour. Their aim is to capture terroir by not messing with the natural order too much, keeping winemaker inputs and additions to a minimum. Rouleur wines are handmade in small batches to deliver their take on the varieties and vineyards they work with. A delicious and personal perspective on each vintage year.
Arlo is slowly but surely unwinding in bottle. He’s showing complex but tightly wound aromatics of dark and red sour cherries, amaro, dried rose petals and ginger spice. Quality oak is there – in the background, and the tannins are powdery and long. As Arlo grows up, his wine will surely improve. Give him 2-5 years in the cellar if you can, or decant now and enjoy early.
Single Price: $45.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $34.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $408.00