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2016 Rockburn Pinot Noir

Central Otago

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Our Price: $37.99 / bottle (RRP: $50.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'All killer no filler! Optimally ripe red cherry and mulberry notes with fruit tea and cinnamon spice characters. A luxurious wine with cashmere textured tannins, a racy acid bite and a long, intense, focused fruit finish. Superbly smooth.'
97 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards Asia

  • Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes.

    They produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.

    This Rockburn Pinot has always been deemed a classic, and the 2016 vintage holds court with some of the esteemed vintages released previously. 95 Points from Bob Campbell, and a dark, brooding core of Pinot flavours drill home the sensational value and buying that this wine represents.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Winemaker: Malcolm Rees-Francis
    Fermentation: 7 tonne fermenters, 5 to 7 days cold maceration; fermentation over 1 week with daily plunging followed by post fermentation maceration for 7 to 14 days. Some batches made good use of whole bunch inclusion.
    Barrel élevage: 10 months in French oak; 35% new, 18% 1 year old, 47% 2
    years old.
    Alcohol: 14.0%
    Titratable Acidity: 4.7 g/l
    Residual Sugar: < 1.0 g/l
    pH level: 3.68
    Vintage Comment: Excellent ripeness despite somewhat cooler conditions thanks to low yields.

    TASTING NOTES

    The 2016 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our “hands-off” approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; an expressive nose and deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish. As always this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.

  • REVIEWS

    'All killer no filler! Optimally ripe red cherry and mulberry notes with fruit tea and cinnamon spice characters. A luxurious wine with cashmere textured tannins, a racy acid bite and a long, intense, focused fruit finish. Superbly smooth.'
    97 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards Asia


    'Fruit-focused pinot noir with plump plum and ripe dark cherry flavours, together with mixed spice and a hint of floral characters. A silken-textured wine in a very appealing and accessible style. Another winner from Rockburn.'

    95 Points - Bob Campbell



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