Rock Ferry Blanc de Blancs 2015
$55.00 inc. GST
4.5 stars – Michael Cooper
95/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“The very lively 2015 vintage was made from Chardonnay, estate-grown in The Corners Vineyard at Rapaura, in Marlborough. Hand-picked and fermented in a mix of old oak (30 per cent) and stainless steel (70 per cent) barrels, it was disgorged after two years on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, citrusy bouquet, it is vigorous, with strong, grapefruit-like flavours, gently yeast notes adding complexity, and a crisp, unusually dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Certified organic.” – Michael Cooper
“It’s wonderfully complex and seductively expressed on the nose showing white flesh nectarine, rockmelon, lemon peel and brioche characters. The palate offers terrific concentration and depth, superbly enhanced by creamy texture and bright acidity, leading to a lengthy expansive finish. Stylish and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2024. Certified organic.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Tasting Note: Lemon curd, mandarin and biscuity notes show on the nose while the palate is creamy and elegant with notes of freshly baked dough. There is a clean acidity finely balanced with a mineral style and a lengthy finish.
Winemaking Notes: Clone 15 Chardonnay from the Corners Vineyard was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice was transferred to 70 % stainless steel and 30 % seasoned oak barrels for fermentation without settling.After a short warm fermentation the wine was left on full lees and underwent indigenous MLF in spring. The wine was then tirage bottled and matured for 2 years prior to disgorging.
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
This wine is not COLA approved and shipment to the US may be delayed. We will be in touch to confirm a time frame.