2021 Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
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 with aromatic yeast strains to show the vibrancy of the fruit. A small portion was fermented naturally in a large oak cuve. All portions were aged on lees for 4 months before being blended, lightly filtered, and bottled ready for a Spring release.
This classic Sauvignon Blanc is powerful and vibrant with generous passionfruit and tropical fruit notes that are balanced by the freshness of grapefruit and lemongrass.
Alcohol – 13.0%. pH – 3.0. TA – 7.7. RS – 1.8g/l. Contains sulphites. Certified organic and vegan friendly.
Allan McWilliams & Jordan Hogg.