Rock Ferry 2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Winery/Brand: Rock Ferry
Initial vibrant gooseberry aromas are made more complex by subtle oak and mineral nuances. The palate is concentrated and seamless with extended lees contact adding an extra dimension of gunflint flavours and creamy texture.
Winemaking: Grapes were picked in 2 lots. The first (65%) were hand-harvested, whole bunch pressed with the pressings separated, fined and returned to freerun, ex-press to old oak barrels. Fermentation lasted 8 weeks using 60% cultured and 40% indigenous yeasts. Maturation lasted 5-6 months. The machine-harvested lot (35%) was de-stemmed, crushed and pressed with the pressings separated, fined and returned to free-run, ex press to tank. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks, using 100% cultured yeasts. Wine was then blended prior to bottling.
Bronze Medal : 2007 Australia New Zealand Organic Wine Show
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|