2016 Rock Ferry Brut Rosé

Vineyard(s):

2016 Rock Ferry Brut Rosé

Region:

Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand.

Viticulture:

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.

Winemaking:

The clone 10-5 Pinot Noir form our Trig Hill vineyard was hand harvested and whole bunched pressed. The free run juice was then settled for 24 hours before being racked into a mix of seasoned oak barrels and stainless-steel barrels for fermentation. After a short warm fermentation, the wine was left on full lees and underwent indigenous MLF in spring. The wine was then tirage bottled and matured for 3.5 years prior to disgorging.

Tasting notes:

Shows aromas of wild berry, smoke, biscuit, five spice and cinnamon on the nose with a complex palate of red berry and toast flavours. Excellent fruit weight and a long finish.

Technical:

Alcohol - 13.0%. pH - 3.22. TA - 7.8g/l. RS - 3.5g/l. Contains sulphites. Certified organic.

Winemaker(s):

Allan McWilliams.

Review(s):