2021 Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Pinot Gris
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.
The fruit was harvested and gently pressed with only the free run portion used. After 48 hours settling it was racked and fermented in stainless steel. A small portion was fermented naturally in seasoned oak puncheons. All portions were aged on lees for 4 months before being blended, lightly filtered, and bottled ready for a Spring release.
A lovely bouquet of baked pear, citrus sorbet, and pickled ginger. The palate is generous with fresh fruit flavours and a gentle spice character.
Alcohol – 13.5%. pH – 3.46. TA – 5.3. RS – 5.3g/l. Contains sulphites; fined with organic milk. Certified organic.
Allan McWilliams & Jordan Hogg.