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 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"A fabulous pinot from the Bendigo district, the beautifully fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, cranberry, floral and subtle spice aromas, leading to a juicy palate that offers pristine fruit flavours and fine texture, wonderfully complemented by savoury nuances and polished tannins. Delightfully attractive. At its best: now to 2020. $30.00. www.prophetsrock.co.nz. May 2017." Drink 2017 - 2020
18/20 Raymond Chan
"Full, dark, deep, black-red colour with youthful purple hues. This has a firmly concentrated, densely packed nose of restrained, but ripe black cherry and berry fruits with nuances of plums, thyme herbs and aromatic black minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, luscious and vibrant fruit flavours of ripe black cherries and berries with hints of plums, herbs and hints of liquorice. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, lacy acidity providing energy and tension, and supported by fine-grained balancing tannins. The wine flows along a fine-textured line with good vitality, leading to an elegantly concentrated, lingering finish of black fruits. Match with lamb, beef and venison over the next 5-6+ years. Pinot Noir fruit predominantly from the ‘Rocky Point’ vineyard, hand-picked, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak. 18.0/20 May 2017 RRP $29.99." Drink 2017 - 2024
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