2014 Rock Ferry Brut Rosé
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 clone 10-5 Pinot Noir form our Trig Hill Vineyard was hand harvested and whole bunched pressed. The free run juice was then settled for 24 hours before being racked into a mix of seasoned oak barrels and stainless steel barrels for fermentation. After a short warm fermentation the wine was left on full lees and underwent indigenous MLF in spring. The wine was then tirage bottled and matured for 3.5 years prior to disgorging.
This wine is summer in a bottle with delicate floral aromas and a hint of wild berries on the nose. Then strawberries and cream come through on the palate before moving through to more complex doughy flavours.
Alc 13.0%, pH 3.23, A 7.0g/l, RS 5.0g/l
"Certified organic, the 2014 vintage (5*) is a classy, distinctive wine. Estate-grown in the Trig Hill Vineyard, at Bendigo, it was fermented in a 50/50 split of seasoned oak barrels and stainless steel barrels, and disgorged after maturing for 3 1/2 years on its yeast lees. Pale pink, it is vivacious, with intense, strawberryish, spicy, yeasty flavours, showing good complexity, and a very finely balanced, dry (5 grams/litre residual sugar), lingering finish." - Michael Cooper