Field Blend, 2019, North Canterbury

Field Blend, 2019, North Canterbury

Hermit Ram
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Cuvée: Skin Fermented Field Blend
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer
Fermentation: Skin
Region, Country: North Canterbury, New Zealand
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Theo Coles

From the producer:

The act of fermenting which ever varieties are planted in your vineyard together is intriguing and the results can be delicious and a really unique picture of a particular vineyard site and region. This wine is a field blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. It comes from one of North Canterbury’s earliest planted vineyards. It presents itself like a delicate Pinot with insane aromatics.

The fruit was picked on the proportions it grows in the vineyard. It was destemmed and naturally fermented on skins for 6 weeks. Pressed off in to Amphora and allowed to go through a natural malolactic ferment. This wine was bottled with no fining, filtration or Sulphur.