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Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Pinot Noir 2018

$45.00 inc. GST

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Accolades:
93/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Fresh, new, youthful, mineral, fruity and varietal bouquet. Aromas and flavours of fresh red cherry and tart raspberry, red apple and rose then spices and aromas of oak. Equally youthful on the palate with a new and firm texture from acidity, finer fruit then wood tannins and a stony minerality adding complexity and depth. An intriguing wine with a lengthy finish, generous with fruit, flavour, texture and pinosity. Best drinking from purchase and through 2026+.” – Cameron Douglas MS

“Estate-grown at the high-altitude Trig Hill Vineyard at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the 2018 vintage was matured for 20 months in French oak barrels (25 per cent new), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Ruby hued, with a highly fragrant, spicy, savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling and complex, with cherry, plum, spice and nutty oak flavours, good tannin backbone, and obvious potential; best drinking 2023+. Showing strong personality, it’s certified organic.” – Michael Cooper

Tasting Note: Intense aromas of spice, doris plum, and dark red berries lead to a rich palate, laden with concentrated fruit and chalky, ripe tannins.

Winemaking Notes: The fruit is de-stemmed into open top French cuves where it cold soaks for a week before it spontaneously ferments lasting about three weeks. It is then pressed off into a mixture of seasoned and new (25%) French oak, where it matures for 12 months before bottling, without filtering or fining. Clones: Abel, 115, 777, 5 & 667.

Certification: Organic

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Alcohol: 14.0%

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