2021 Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Pinot Rosé
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.
Pinot Noir (88%), Pinot Gris (7%), and Pinot Blanc (5%) were harvested together on the same day from our Orchard vineyard. The grapes were gently pressed, and the free run juice was settled overnight before being racked. The juice was inoculated with an aromatic yeast strain and undertook a long, cool fermentation. Afterwards, the wine was aged on light lees for 3 months with a light filtration before bottling.
Our Rosé is a lovely salmon hue in the glass. The wine has a nose of white blossoms, red apple, and wild berries, with a refreshingly vibrant juicy palate with notes of rock melon, and a gentle spice on the finish. This is the perfect wine to keep chilled and ready to share with summer fare and friends.
Alcohol – 12.5%. pH – 3.12. TA – 6.7. RS – 3.3g/l. Contains sulphites. Certified organic and vegan friendly.
Allan McWilliams & Jordan Hogg.