Rock Ferry Orchard Rose 2021
$27.90 inc. GST
Case of 6+ bottles: only $24.90/bottle!
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93/100 – Bob Campbell MW
93/100 – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
4.5 stars – Michael Cooper
Gold – NZ Organic Wine Awards 2022
Gold – NZ Artisan Awards 2022
“A blend of pinot noir (88%), pinot gris (7%) and pinot blanc (5%). Appealing rosé with peach, floral, honeysuckle, wild flowers and subtle spicy flavours. A weighty, textural wine with a pleasantly crisp, dry finish.” – Bob Campbell MW
“Beautifully fine and delicate with red apple, lemon zest and white floral nuances with a hint of raspberry, the wine delivers excellent tension and persistency. Bright, light and crisp-dry with a lingering vibrant finish. At its best: now to 2024.” – Sam Kim
“Certified organic, the 2021 vintage is a refined wine, blended from Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, grown at Rapaura and lees-aged for three months. Bright, light pink, it is mouthfilling, with strawberry, peach and spice flavours, showing good delicacy, fresh acidity and a finely balanced, dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish.” – Michael Cooper
Tasting Note: Our Rosé is a lovely salmon hue in the glass. The wine has a nose of white blossoms, red apple, and wild berries, with a refreshingly vibrant juicy palate with notes of rock melon, and a gentle spice on the finish. This is the perfect wine to keep chilled and ready to share with summer fare and friends.
Winemaking Notes: Pinot Noir (88%), Pinot Gris (7%), and Pinot Blanc (5%) were harvested together on the same day from our Orchard vineyard. The grapes were gently pressed, and the free run juice was settled overnight before being racked. The juice was inoculated with an aromatic yeast strain and undertook a long, cool fermentation. Afterwards, the wine was aged on light lees for 3 months with a light filtration before bottling.
Variety: Rosé of Pinot Noir
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand