Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2013
Colour: White
From: New Zealand
ABV: 14%
Price: £17.99

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The label for The Corners Sauvignon Blanc is representative of the Fibonacci Sequence. A sequence which is fundamental to Rock Ferry’s winemaking philosophy.

The sequence was discovered in the 15th Century by Leonardi of Pisa (aka Fibonacci) and is a mathematical equation reflecting nature’s growth patterns in plants and animals.  It shows itself as a spiral.  Reflecting the philosophies in growing and making wine with relation to organics, the rhythm within nature, and working in the reflection of nature. Fibonacci’s 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier in Indian mathematics.

They also appear in biological settings, such as branching in trees, phyllotaxis (the arrangement of leaves on a stem), the fruit sprouts of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern and the arrangement of a pine cone. The Fibonacci Sequence are the numbers in the following sequence 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21… By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci Sequence are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.

Relating this scientific mathematical sequence to this Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough may seem a little tenuous to the skeptical eye. However, proof is shown in the wine. The practice of Biodynamics in conjunction with Organic viticulture makes for an incredibly complex and pure expression of this classic varietal. The grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The free run juice is fermented in seasoned French oak using indigenous yeast. The wine is then matured (including 8% new French oak barriques) on lees for 8 months prior to blending and bottling.

This wine is a serious example of Sauvignon Blanc. It is a pure expression with lots of layered tropical, stone fruit and citrus peel flavours alongside a creamy texture, classical herbal notes and a fresh mineral edge. Underneath all of this purity is a backbone of nuts, honey and patisserie. Weighty, structured and very complex.