2018 Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Central Otago Pinot Noir
Bendigo, Central Otago.
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 biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and allowing our vineyards to evolve and express themselves. Our Pinot Noir comes from Bendigo, Central Otago, sitting 400m above sea level and planted on the North West facing ridges.
The fruit is de-stemmed into open top French cuves where it cold soaks for a week before it spontaneously ferments lasting about three weeks. It is then pressed off into a mixture of seasoned and new (25%) French Oak, where it matures for 20 months before bottling, without filtering or fining. Clones: Abel, 115, 777, 5, and 667.
Alcohol 14.0%, pH 3.58, TA 5.9, and dry residual sugar. Contains sulphites, fined with egg whites (traces may remain).