Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

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Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - South Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - Expressive aromas lead to a deeply fruity palate displaying notes of red and black cherry layered with rich notes of mocha. Supple, silky tannins envelop the smooth palate through to a long finish. As always, this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.

Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2020

A beautifully textured ripe yet delicate Pinot style, elegant
and expressive with a lovely long and silky 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.
Vineyard
Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn scarred landscape of
Central Otago. Situated on the 45th parallel, Rockburn shares a climate that is similar
to Burgundy. The 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 rain per year. Situated between
these extremes, lay the Rockburn vineyards, which are producing Pinot Noir of stunning
quality. The vines are grown in two sites: 83% comes from Parkburn, where the soil is 10-
15cm loam over river gravel; and 17% from Gibbston, with 40cm topsoil over alluvial
gravel soils. The vines are Pinot Noir clones: 10/5, 5,6, Abel, 667 and 777 and they are
trained according to the Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) system.
Winemaking
The grapes were cool macerated for between one and four days, prior to fermentation
which took place in seven tonne fermenters and lasted for one week, with daily
plunging. Post-fermentation maceration lasted between 10 and 14 days, in order to
extract the desired levels of colour, tannins and aromatics. Some batches included
whole bunches, adding complexity. The wine was 100% barrel aged for 10 months in
French oak, of which 33% was new and 18% was one-year old.
Tasting Note
Expressive aromas lead to a deeply fruity palate displaying notes of red and black
cherry layered with rich notes of mocha. Supple, silky tannins envelop the smooth
palate through to a long finish. This wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity
and balance.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Malcolm ReesFrancis
Region: South Island
Subregion: Central Otago
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 14%

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