Rockburn Pinot Noir Devils Staircase 2016


£17.57

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £105.42

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Country - New Zealand

Region - Southern Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - This wine is bursting with flavours of black plums, blueberries and bramble fruit. Rounded and fruity on the palate, with supple tannins and a very moreish finish.

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A fresh style of Pinot showing smoky red cherry fruit
complemented by cinammon and a hint of game
Producer Note
Rockburn started as the hobby of Richard Bunton in 1991. He planted a few hectares
of vineyard in the then pretty much unknown area of Central Otago. In 2005,
Malcolm Francis the winemaker, arrived from Felton Road where his skills immediately
reaped the rewards when he won the Elite Gold Medal. This is a very exciting new
arrival on the world Pinot Noir stage.
Vintage
The summer of 2017 was cooler than usual, which led to lower yields and Central
Otago overall was nine per cent down on the previous vintage. However a warm
autumn and good conditions at harvest ensured great quality and the wines
produced are showing the intensity of flavour and varietal characteristics expected
of Pinot Noir produced in this region.
Vineyard
The Devil's Staircase wines are inspired by the winding road leading from
Queenstown to Kingston along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Rockburn takes its
name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn scarred landscape of Central Otago.
Located on the 45th parallel, Rockburn shares a climate that is similar to Burgundy.
These Central Otago vineyards are surrounded by mountains to the west, whose
seaward slopes are rainforest, receiving 5,000mm of rain per annum. To the east is a
barren, moon-like landscape that receives less than 25mm or rain a year. Situated
between these extremes, lie the Rockburn vineyards, which are producing Pinot Noir
of stunning quality.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected and fermented in temperature controlled
stainless steel tanks. 100% underwent malolactic fermentation to impart a softer
texture to the palate. The wine was matured in tank without any oak influence in
order to retain the devilishly pure fruit flavours.
Tasting Note
This wine is bursting with flavours of black plums, blueberries and bramble fruit.
Rounded and fruity on the palate, with supple tannins and a very moreish finish.
Serving Suggestion
Perfect with barbequed meat or hot smoked salmon.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Rockburn Pinot Noir Devils Staircase 2016

Country - New Zealand

Region - Southern Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - This wine is bursting with flavours of black plums, blueberries and bramble fruit. Rounded and fruity on the palate, with supple tannins and a very moreish finish.

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