Rockburn Pinot Gris Central Otago 2019

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Rockburn Pinot Gris Central Otago 2019

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.

 

Rockburn Pinot Gris Central Otago 2019

A rich, off-dry Pinot Gris showing ripe pineapple and
pear 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
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
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
Following a philosophy of minimal intervention, 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.


Grape
Pinot Gris 100%

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