Rock Ferry Orchard Pinot Blanc Egg Ferment 2017
Varietal: Pinot Blanc
Region: Wairau Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand
5 stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gold – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020
A powerful nose is balanced with a salty minerality in this 2017 Pinot Blanc. Almond meal & ripe pear are the dominating flavours with a sharp, linear acidity.
Taking a modern approach on tradition, making authentic wine is very important to them, as well as making the best wines possible. They try and pick grapes on ‘fruit’ days in accordance with the biodynamic calendar and find this works with the rhythm of nature and makes better wine. They allow natural yeasts the ability to do their thing wherever possible and use sulfur sparingly and bottling with minimal fining and filtration.
The grapes were hand harvested on the 4th and 11th April. The fruit was bunch sorted and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice was settled for 24 hours and racked clear. 50% was fermented in a concrete egg with cultured yeast, 35% was fermented in a stainless steel tank with cultured yeast and 15 was indigenously fermented in a seasoned oak puncheons.
The wine in stainless was racked after fermentation and matured on fine lees, while the wine in oak and concrete egg was left on full ferment lees for 8 months prior to blending and preparing for bottling.
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