Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Pinot Noir label
Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Pinot Noir bottle

Roco Wine - Gravel Road - Pinot Noir 2018

Red Wine
Screw Cap

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Item# 70993-18

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 91pt
Wine Spectator 91pt
Vinous Media 91pt

Technical data

VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley AVA
VINEYARDS: Wits’ End, Marsh Estate, Russell-Grooter and Hopewell
SOILS: Sedimentary & Basalt
CLONES: Pommard, Dijon and Wädenswil
OAK: 0%
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 6,900 cases


ROCO Pinot Noir is handpicked and then chilled overnight to 38°F in our large cold room. The chilled bunches are gently de-stalked and the whole berries fall into small 1.6-ton open fermenters. The berries soak for ten days before beginning ferment with our proprietary, house-cultured, indigenous wine yeast. Soaking allows gentle extraction of color and flavor from the berry skin, and not the bitter-tasting seeds. The fermentations are hand punched twice a day to mix skins and fermenting juices. Ferments are allowed to reach about 28°C. A post-fermentation soak occurs until the wine is just right for removing from the skins and seeds. At that time the ferment is gently pressed in our modern tank press. The young wine is then sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and to add further complexity, then racked once to new, one, two and three-year-old, tight-grained, French oak barrels. The wines are aged in barrel for 18 or more months before bottling.