2020 Rock Ferry Orchard Vineyard Pinot Rosé
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.
The Pinot Noir Clones Abel, 777 and 5 were machine harvested from the Orchard vineyard. The fruit was skin contacted for 3 hours then pressed. The free run juice only was collected and settled overnight before being racked clear to ferment. Following a long cool ferment the wins was racked with light lees for maturation for 3 months before bottling.
"This is pristine yet elegantly complex, showing watermelon, apricot, orange peel and floral aromas on the nose with a hint of flinty overtone. The palate displays excellent weight and persistency, wonderfully supported by fine texture and vibrant acidity, finishing gorgeously long and attractively dry. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2023." - Sam Kim with Wine Orbit
Alc 13.0%, TA 6.6g/l, pH 3.26, RS 2.1
Allan McWilliams & Jordan Hogg
"Pale pink rosé, with subtle cherry and raspberry flavours supported by fruity acidity and fine, peppery tannins which promote a drying finish. A light, tangy wine with suede-like texture." - Bob Campbell