Rockburn Pinot Gris Central Otago 2016


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £112.98

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Country - New Zealand

Region - Southern Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Gris 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - Ripe peach, nectarine and Nashi pear aromas are backed by a hint of spice and a streak of minerality. The vibrantly fruity off-dry palate is layered over a rich and creamy texture. A firm backbone of acidity leads into very long, zesty finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017

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A rich, off-dry Pinot Gris showing ripe pineapple with a
creamy texture and a long nutty and honied finish.
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
Cool conditions during the 2016 vintage has allowed for great flavour development,
minerality and precision in the grapes.
Vineyard
Pinot Gris clones 2/15 and 2/21 are hand-picked from Rockburn's two vineyard sites
in Parkburn and Gibbston Valley. The Parkburn vineyards lie in the middle of Central
Otago Block Mountain ranges, on an old, alluvial terrace, covered by a loam topsoil.
The vineyard sits at an elevation of 235 metres, with a semi continental climate of hot,
dry summers and cold, dry winters. The Gibbston Valley vineyard lies on the western
side of Central Otago in very mountainous, once glaciated country. Alluvial fans and
scarps dominate the landscape, which have been terraced by the Kawarau River. A
strong, prevailing westerly airstream influences the climate, with higher rainfall and
more cloud, resulting in lower sunshine hours. Vines are trained to a Vertical Shoot
Position (VSP) system.
Winemaking
With minimal handling, the juice from each parcel was fermented in stainless steel
on its gross lees at temperatures of 14°C to retain aromatics and finesse. Winemaker
Malcolm Rees-Francis stopped fermentation at each parcel's perfect level of sugar
and acidity balance. The wine was then racked and blended.
Tasting Note
Ripe peach, nectarine and Nashi pear aromas are backed by a hint of spice and a
streak of minerality. The vibrantly fruity off-dry palate is layered over a rich and
creamy texture. A firm backbone of acidity leads into very long, zesty finish.
Serving Suggestion
Complements rich or light seafood and most Asian spiced cuisine, although its
extraordinary versatility should be experienced with a wide range of dishes.
Grape
Pinot Gris 100%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Rockburn Pinot Gris Central Otago 2016

Country - New Zealand

Region - Southern Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Gris 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - Ripe peach, nectarine and Nashi pear aromas are backed by a hint of spice and a streak of minerality. The vibrantly fruity off-dry palate is layered over a rich and creamy texture. A firm backbone of acidity leads into very long, zesty finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017

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