Rockburn ''The Art' Pinot Noir 2016 (6x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ. Screwcap

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RRP $77

$68.99 per Bottle
$413.94 per pack

Overview

One of the (many) attractions to the field of Winemaking is that singular combination of art and science employed to craft each wine, every year. The Science is well defined and the literature is continually being added to; the Art is not so easy to pin down. It is born of the individual winemaker and their Muse and exists in the heart; it finds its expression within the senses of the imbiber.

This wine is the result of our Winemaker let loose to practice his Artistry on fruit from other sites within Central Otago. Created from a single vineyard site low on the slopes of Bannockburn this Pinot Noir speaks with great eloquence of its origins. Very high-quality fruit and excellent physiological ripeness allowed for a generous inclusion of whole bunches in the ferment, adding spice and texture to the wine, and further complexity and harmony was encouraged with extended maturation in barrel.

Region:
NZ - Central Otago
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Rated 96 points, Bob Campbell

Winery Tasting Notes

This wine shows a dense core of bramble-fruit, suggestions of star anise and cinnamon, firm yet pliable tannins and a structure defined by length and elegance. Fine tension and minerality underline the palate and indications are strong for a decade or so of cellaring should you wish.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal: New Zealand International Wine Show 2019

5 Stars Michael Cooper Wine Tasting October 2017

5 Stars / 96 Pts Bob Campbell MW

5 Stars / 19.0+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Vintage
2016
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes.

We produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.

All our wines exhibit strong varietal characteristics, highlighted in the white varieties by crisp acids, which are typical of the region. It has also become apparent that like Burgundy there are distinct ‘appellations’ within Central Otago. One has only to taste a Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir to experience its perfumed nose, typically violets, and earthy, forest floor sensations on the palate.

Compare this with a Lowburn/Bannockburn Pinot Noir with its darker colour and fuller, sweeter fruit. For this reason, to fully exploit the potential of the region, it is a distinct advantage to have vineyards in different ‘appellations’.

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