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2016 Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris

2016 Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A superb example, one of New Zealand's best off-dry Gris wines. Prophet's Rock focus on the best varieties for their sites in Bendigo, Central Otago. Here the aromatics of Pinot Gris are pristine and precise, while the acidity stays fresh against the lovely ripeness and delicate sweetness. Perfect balance and concentration make this a delicious wine now or, unusually for Kiwi Gris, one you could lay down a while. Alsace quality for cheap Kiwi prices!

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

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

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Estate-grown and hand-picked at two Bendigo sites, in the Cromwell Basin, the classy, attractively scented 2016 vintage (5*) is full of personality. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and made with some use of old oak, it is light lemon/green, mouthfilling, fresh and youthful. Fleshy, it is an off-dry style (11 grams/litre of residual sugar), with concentrated, ripe, peachy flavours, hints of apples and lychees, a slightly creamy texture, and a real sense of youthful drive. A subtle, complex wine with gentle acidity, it should be at its best mid-2018+." Drink 2017 - 2028

91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"Crushed stone and nectarine kernel appear on the nose of the 2016 Pinot Gris. This medium to full-bodied, off-dry (11 grams per liter residual sugar) example is a blend of two parcels in the Bendigo subregion. It's round and appealing in the mouth, with just a hint of silken texture and crisp, citrusy acids on the finish that balance the sugar." Drink 2018 - 2025

94/100 Sam Kim (2014 vintage)

"Modelled on the classic Alsace wine, this is refined and elegant, yet full of delectable flavours. Aromas of floral, poached pear, peach and rockmelon with subtle spice complexity on the nose. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, enhanced by whispering sweetness and seamless pitched acidity. A gorgeous wine. At its best: now to 2020. $35.00. www.prophetsrock.co.nz. March 2016."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with POULTRY
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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