2017 Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Pinot Gris 'On Skins'
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.
This Pinot Gris was hand harvested from our Plum Tree Block, destemmed and wild fermented on skins for 21 days. It was then pressed into a seasoned neutral puncheon where it was aged on full lees for 9 months prior to bottling.
This full bodied Pinot Gris has a concentrated palate with stong flavours of peach and spice. A touch of tannin comes in leaving this wine with a serious finish but packed with personality.
Alcohol -12.0%. TA - 5.8g/l. pH - 3.46. RS - dry.
"This is a conversation piece wine and will likely start a discussion about style and wine origins. An orange wine, is has a specific and engaging bouquet, aromas and flavours of apricot and saffron, peach tea and a whisper of cheese. The fine dusty tannin feel is accentuated with a little acidity. I've had this wine with paelle and many intensely flavoured dishes." - Cameron Douglas