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2019 Prophets Rock Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir

2019 Prophets Rock Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir

93 Points Sam Kim
2019 Prophets Rock Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Noir
93 Points Sam Kim

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A classy Central Pinot that's much finer than its price. It's a serious second label from top class organic producer Prophet's Rock (well not a 'second' wine, just a different vineyard). This french-styled Pinot offers ripe dark and red fruits in a deep but balanced, layered style. Hand-picked fruit is wild fermented in French oak with expert, minimal intervention. Enjoy now or age a while.

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Elsewhere up to $31.99 Save $3 $28.99 in mixed 6+ or $32.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

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

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2017 vintage)

"One of the most consistently excellent and appealing pinots, the latest offering is filled with delectable fruit flavours of dark cherry and blueberry, together with toasted almond, game and violet nuances. The palate displays lovely weight and concentration, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and flowing mouthfeel, finishing long and succulent. At its best: now to 2022. $33.00. www.prophetsrock.co.nz. July 2018." Drink 2017 - 2020

93/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh (2017 vintage)

"Earthy, spicy/smoked paprika thing, some roast capsicum, red fruits. Medium bodied, spicy and more to earthy/savoury, good grain to the tannin, clean acidity, length is earthy and pretty good, something of a fresh strawberry aftertaste. Character." Drink 2019 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with VENISON

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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