2016 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 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 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 12 months before bottling, without filtering or fining. Clones: Abel, 115, 777, 5 & 667.
"Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the wine shows dark cherry, Black Doris plum, cedar, game and mushroom characters on the nose, leading to a concentrated and splendidly weighted palate that is fleshy and silky. It is generous and flavoursome, while remaining harmonious and structured, finishing persistent and delectable." - Sam Kim with Wine Orbit
Alc 14.0%, TA 5.2g/l, pH 3.68, RS Dry
5 stars - Michael Cooper, 5 stars - Sam Kim with Wine Orbit, and Bronze Medal - NZ Organic Wine Awards.