Rock Ferry 2007 Pinot Gris
Winery/Brand: Rock Ferry
Displaying succulent ripe pear aromas this dry wine (style) has mouth filling flavours of (aromatic) spice and quince with a satisfying rounded finish. The wine is richly textured and luscious showing both excellent weight and length.
Food Match: Wild mushroom & vegetable ragout with capellini pasta and shaved parmesan
Cellaring: Recommended 4 years.
Technical: alc 13.5 %, pH 3.19, TA 6.15 g/l, RS 4.6 g/l
Bottling Date: 6 August 2007
Vintage: The 2007 vintage was a classic Marlborough vintage. Cool temperatures over flowering (late Nov-early Dec) resulted in lower yields but this ultimately meant more concentrated and intense fruit flavours. The ripening to harvest period was characterised by warm, dry disease-free weather allowing optimal harvest conditions where grapes where picked on ripeness and flavours.
Winemaking: Whole bunch pressed, clear juice ex press direct to oak and stainless steel barrels (50% each), pressings (25%) processed separately and blended back at pre bottle
Harvest Method: Hand harvested.
Fermentation: In barrel Duration: 4-6 weeks
Yeast: 75% cultured, 25% indigenous (free run component cultured (SHIA 7), pressings component indigenous)
Maturation: In barrel on ferment lees Duration: 3 months
“Delicate wine with impressive fruit purity and an appealing dry finish. Flavours include pear and anise/spice. A silken texture adds appeal.89 points” Bob Campbell MW www.bobswinereviews.com
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|