Established in 1999, Prophet’s Rock has become one of New Zealand’s most consistent boutique producers. The name comes from Central Otago’s goldmining pioneers (a physical landmark on a local claim), and the winery has retained an intensely local focus on its original vineyards and terroir - and the varieties that thrive there. Longtime winemaker Paul Pujol carried this ethic back from early work with legendary producers in France, especially in Burgundy, and with Maison Kuentz-Bas in Alsace. Prophet’s Rock maintain deep values of sustainable vineyard management as well as a very European sensibility, allowing wines to express each vintage. While capturing beautiful varietal expression, they pursue in each wine the less obvious - but more satisfying and food orientated - virtues of vinous texture, balance, complexity, and length. In doing so they can achieve an understated depth, harmony, and sometimes extreme age-worthiness that is highly unusual in New Zealand. Their home block is on an elevated site in Bendigo, with the ‘second’ vineyard Rocky Point in Southern Bendigo, on a steep site above lake Dunstan.
What The Critics Say
93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski
"The 2015 Dry Riesling shows a bit of struck flint on the nose and a hint of ripe peach, but most of the fruit here is citrusy, ranging from lime to mandarin. It's medium-bodied, with a steely, unforgiving texture and a long, reverberating finish." Drink 2018 - 2028
18.5/20 Raymond Chan
"Bright straw-yellow colour. This has a soft ‘textural’ nose with broad and voluminous aromas of rich lime and mineral elements harmoniously melded with wet stones. The nose has very good presence. Dry to taste, the palate is weighty with body and presence, The flavours of limes and minerals are complexed and enlivened by savoury acidity, and some phenolic textures carry the wine to a very long finish. Inspired by Alsace, and tastes of it. Wild fermented in seasoned oak over 3-4 months to 13.0% alc. and 7 g/L RS, the wine aged on gross lees. 18.5/20 Nov 2017 RRP $39.99."
94/100 Bob Campbell MW (2013 vintage)
"Off/dry Riesling with nice acidity supporting mineral and lime juice flavours with a hint of white flowers. Good energy and purity with appealing acid/sweet tension. Quite concentrated wine with an impressively lingering finish. 20/3/2016" Drink 2016 - 2023
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