Rock Ferry 2008 Sauvignon Blanc
Viticulture: Our aim is best summed up by 'fine wine begins with the vine'. Our approach is through organic and bio-dynamic viticulture (The Corners Vineyard is in conversion to BioGro NZ certification) where we strive for balance in the vineyard. This ultimately provides grapes that are a reflection of our particular site.
Winemaking: Hand harvested then whole bunch pressed, clear juice settled overnight then racked to oak barrel (7% new oak), pressings (20%) processed separately and blended back at pre-bottle. Lees stirred post ferment. Filtered but not fined prior to bottling.
Yeast: 80% cultured, 20% indigenous (free run component cultured (VL3), pressings component indigenous)
Maturation: In barrel on ferment lees for 3 and ½ months
Cellaring: Recommended 2 to 5 years.
Technical: alc 13 %, pH 3.27, TA 7.3 g/l, RS 6.8 g/l
Bottling Date: 3 September2008
|Region||Marlborough, New Zealand|