Rock Ferry Marlborough Blanc de Blancs (2016)

The vivacious 2016 vintage (4.5*) was made from hand-harvested Chardonnay, estate-grown in The Corners Vineyard at Rapaura. Fermented initially in tanks (70 per cent) and barrels (30 per cent), it was disgorged after three and a half years of maturation on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, with a strong, fresh, citrusy bouquet, it is tightly structured, with delicate, lemony, yeasty, complex flavours that float smoothly across the palate to an appetisingly crisp, unusually dry (4.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Certified organic.


Type: Sparkling Wines
Variety: Sparkling Wines
Vintage: 2016
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

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