Rock Ferry Brookby Springs Pinot Noir 2021

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94/100 – Bob Campbell MW
93/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
4.5 stars – Michael Cooper

“Wood smoke and wild flowers, red plums and ripe black cherry flesh, vanilla and cinnamon, toasty barrel and a harmonious floral lift. An alluring bouquet overall. Dry, varietal, ripe, fruity and delicious on the palate, flavours of red berries and plum, baking spices of barrel and wild flowers all reflect the bouquet. Ab abundance of fine tannins and med+ acid line. Well made, lengthy and very enjoyable. Best drinking from 2024 through 2029+. Perhaps pair with moderate to higher proteins fare.” – Cameron Douglas MS

“Already very approachable, the 2021 vintage was hand-picked in the Brookby Springs Vineyard, in the Omaka Valley, and matured for over a year in French oak barriques and puncheons (25 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and savoury, with cherryish, plummy, spice flavours, seasoned with nutty oak, very good complexity and ripe, supple tannins. Certified organic, it should be at its best 2025+.” – Michael Cooper

“Fragrant, floral aromas with cherry, raspberry, red rose, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Appealing, delicate pinot noir that is deliciously accessible now but should develop with bottle age. Made with a light touch.” – Bob Campbell MW

Tasting Note: Aromas of bramble, dark cherries, violets, and dried lavender on the nose.  A bright palate of primary fruit characters intertwined with spice, herbal, and savoury undertones.  Sinewy tannins frame the palate leading to a lengthy finish.

Winemaking Notes: A selection of clones 777, 115, 667 and Abel were hand-picked on the 27th of March.  The grapes were destemmed with 15% left as whole clusters.  After a two-day cold soak, a native fermentation began lasting 7-10 days, with 3 to 4 weeks total on skins.  The wine was gently pressed to selected French Oak barriques and puncheons, with 25% being new.  Natural spring malolactic fermentation occurred with an élevage of 16 months before being racked and prepared for bottling in November 2021.

Certification: Organic

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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