2015 Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Riesling
Bendigo, Central Otago, 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.
The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours prior to racking. The stainless steel portion 80% was fermented for 32 days with cultured yeast, selected to retain the varietal purity and 20% was fermented in older French oak and underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked post ferment and matured on light lees for 6 months prior to bottling.
A powerful nose of benzyne and kerosene with a well balanced palate of honeysuckle and rhubarb. A crisp citrus acidity is matched with a lengthy finish.
Alcohol -13.5%. TA - 7.0g/l. pH - 3.35. RS - 4.0 g/l. Contains sulfides. Certified organic.
"Currently on sale, the 2015 vintage (5*) is a bright, light lemon/green, richly scented wine, with a powerful presence. Mouthfilling, vigorous and dry (3.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), it has concentrated lemon, apple and spice flavours, developing bottle-aged complexity, and a long, tightly structured finish. Certified organic." - Michael Cooper, 4.5 stars