Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the world’s most popular variety – this chardonnay comes from the Corners Vineyard in Marlborough. Chardonnay styles have evolved over the last decade or so from New Zealand – the aim is to make a Chardonnay with elegance, power and restraint. The fruit is supported by fine acidity and framed by some very good oak. A Chardonnay that speaks quietly, elegantly and succinctly.
The hand harvested grapes were whole bunch pressed. The cloudy juice was then racked the following day to a French oak cuve for the natural fermentation to start. It was then transferred to French barriques (25% new) for spontaneous malolactic fermentation to start in the spring. The wine was then racked before fining with organic milk, filtered then bottled.
About the Producer
Rock Ferry Wines is an organic winery from New Zealand with vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago. Rock Ferry Wines is owned by husband and wife team Tom and Fiona Hutchison, proud producers of world-class certified organic wines, made on the South Island of New Zealand.