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2018 Prophets Rock Cuvee Aux Antipodes Blanc

2018 Prophets Rock Cuvee Aux Antipodes Blanc

98 Points Cameron Douglas MS
2018 Prophets Rock Cuvee Aux Antipodes Blanc
98 Points Cameron Douglas MS

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A uniquely French-inspired Chardonnay from Central Otago. This special wine is the first Chardonnay to be released by the experts at Prophet's Rock. And like the superb "Antipodes" Pinot Noir, this one was crafted in collaboration with their friend and renowned Burgundy winemaker, Francois Millet of Comptes de Vogue in Chambolle-Musigny. Using imported equipment and genuinely French sensibilities, this wine is handled with an extraodrinary delicacy that only enchances the refinement and mineral focus that is typical of the finest Central Otago Chardonnay. A unique white to drink soon or cellar, the new Antipodes Blanc is a must-collect!

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$89.00 in mixed 6+ or $99.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

The Cuvee Aux Antipodes is a collaboration between Burgundy Winemaker Francois Millet (who makes the legendary Comtes de Vogüé wines) and Prophet's Rock in Central Otago. 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

98/100 Cameron Douglas

"Totally captivating bouquet, exotic spices, elegance and finesse. Both the nose and palate offer a pure fruit attack with white peach and pear then apple and white flowers, very fragrant. A soft salty mineral layer adds texture, depth and complexity - and reflects the wild ferment technique. Satin through silk and fine creamy texture, fine tannins, long finish. Drink now and through 2024."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2029

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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