Rockburn Devils Staircase Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

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Rockburn Devils Staircase Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

Country - New Zealand

Region - South Island

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Rockburn

Tasting notes - This Pinot Noir bursts with flavours of red cherry, cranberry and bramble fruit. Rounded and fruity on the palate, with supple tannins and a very moreish finish. This is devilishly good.

Rockburn Devils Staircase Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

A fresh style of Pinot showing delicate red cherry and
cranberry fruit complemented by cinnamon and a hint of
vanilla cone.


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
2019 experienced some frosty weather during the winter. The vines experienced difficult
flowering but despite this yields were good. A warm summer encouraged ripening,
delivering ripe flavours with relatively low Brix levels.


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 with selected yeasts in temperature
controlled stainless steel tanks. The fermenting wine spent 20 days on the skins, which
imparted colour, flavour and structure. Partial malolactic conversion took place
resulting in a softer texture. The wine was matured in tank without any oak influence in
order to retain the pure fruit flavours. Vinified following a philosophy of minimal
intervention.


Tasting Note
This Pinot Noir bursts with flavours of red cherry, cranberry and bramble fruit. Rounded
and fruity on the palate, with supple tannins and a very moreish finish. This is devilishly
good.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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