2016 Rock Ferry Blanc de Blancs
Rapaura, Wairau Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Our aim in the vineyard is to grow the best fruit we can so it can speak of its home and express its personality. To do this you need healthy vines and soil. By practicing organics and incorporating some biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and let our vineyards evolve and speak as they would like.
Clone 15 Chardonnay from the Corners Vineyard was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice was transferred to 70% stainless steel and 30% seasoned oak barrels for fermentation without settling. After a short warm fermentation, the wine was left on full lees and underwent indigenous MLF in spring. The wine was then triage bottled and matured for 3.5 years prior to disgorging.
Aromas of brioche, sweet pastry, and toasted citrus on the nose. A great balance between the rich autolyze character with the delicate fruit notes. This is mirrored by the creamy palate and refreshing acidity that creates tension and poise in the wine.
Alcohol - 12.5%. pH - 3.15. TA - 8.0 g/l. RS - 4.5 g/l. Contains sulphites. Certified organic and vegan friendly.