2014 Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard 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.
Clone 316 and 317 Sauvignon Blanc was hand harvested form our Corners Vineyard. The fruit was hand sorted and whole bunch pressed with the free run juice warm settled overnight. The cloudy juice was racked to a seasoned oak cuvee for indigenous fermentation. The ferment was warm 24 degrees and lasted 12 days before the wine was dry. The wine was left on full ferment lees for 9 months prior to racking and preparing for bottling.
"Retasted in November 2018, the 2014 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown at Rapaura, in the Wairau Valley, and mostly tank-fermented; 15 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts and lees-aged in seasoned French oak cuves. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a complex, ripely herbal bouquet. Maturing very gracefully, it is a distinctive wine, with good body, richness and drive, crisp acidity, and a basically dry (4.2 grams/litre residual sugar), long finish. Certified organic." - Michael Cooper, 4.5 stars
Alcohol - 13.5%. pH - 3.26. TA - 7.2g/l. RS - dry. Certified organic.
5 stars - NZ Library Stock Wine Awards, 5 stars - Sam Kim with Wine Orbit, and 4 stars - Raymond Chan.