Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
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 fruit was hand harvested from the upper slopes of the vineyard. 90% of the fruit was de stemmed into French oak cuves and the rest was added as whole bunch. The cuves were naturally fermented with gentle hand plunging. Post ferment maceration was 21 days. This was then pressed and racked off into a mixture of seasoned and new (30 %, 30% 1 year old & 40% 2 years old) French barriques, where it underwent malolactic fermentation and was left to mature for 16 months. As we age this wine in barrel for 16 months, we use very tight grained French oak which has been air dried for 3 years. It was then racked off lees and bottled. Clones: 75% 115, 20% Abel, 5% 777.