Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Rapaura, Wairau Plains, Marlborough
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 fun juice warm settled overnight. The cloudy juice was racked to a seasoned oak cuve 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.
The appearance is a bright straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose has a complex bouquet of gooseberries, fresh herbs, snow peas and kaffir lime with subtle nutty nuances. This is a bright and vibrant, sweetly fruited oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry, stonefruit and green bean flavours on a smooth, refreshing palate with crisp acidity and a long finish.
Alc 13.5% pH 3.26 TA 7.2 RS Dry
Powerful and intense, the bouquet shows kaffir lime, baked apple, snow pea, green rockmelon and lemon peel characters. The palate is punchy and flavoursome with excellent fruit weight and fine texture, leading to a lengthy mouth-watering finish, showing lovely maturity and complexity. 5* Wine Orbit