2015 Rock Ferry Trig Hill Vineyard Riesling
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 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.
Alc 13.5%, TA 7.0g/l, pH 3.35, RS 4.0 g/l