Rock Ferry Corners Gruner Veltliner 2018
$36.90 inc. GST
5 stars – Michael Cooper
93/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Silver – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020
“Certified organic, the 2018 vintage was estate-grown at Rapaura and handled in stainless steel tanks (70 per cent) and seasoned oak barrels (30 per cent). A classy young wine, it is aromatic and medium-bodied, with intense, pure, citrusy, slightly spicy flavours, showing good complexity, and a dry (3.5 grams/litre residual sugar), persistent finish.” – Michael Cooper
“A gorgeous elegant style; the delicately fragrant bouquet shows apricot, grapefruit, apple and lemon peel characters with a subtle savoury nuance. The palate delivers excellent focus and drive, backed by firm acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2023. Certified organic.” – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Tasting Note: Delicate fresh, floral aromas, white peach and pear are dominant on the nose. Notes of herb, vanilla bean and inklings of white pepper shine through onto a silky, plush palate with flavours of fresh pear and zest. This wine pairs “like a dream” with the Rock Ferry Café’s fish of the day and coconut risotto!
Viticulture: Our aim in the vineyard is to grow the best fruit we can so it can speak of its home and express its personality. To do this you need healthy vines and soil. By practicing organics and incorporating some biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and let our vineyards evolve and speak as they would like.
Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice was lightly settled before racking to ferment into two stainless steel barrels with organically cultured yeast, and into a neutral seasoned oak barrel. This allowed a spontaneous ferment with indigenous yeasts. The wine was then aged on full ferment lees for 8 months prior to bottling.
Varietal: Grüner Veltliner
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand