Rockburn Devil's Staircase Pinot Gris 2018 (12x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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RRP $27

$20.99 per Bottle
$251.88 per case

Overview

Inspired by the winding road leading from Queenstown to Kingston along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and sourced from Rockburn’s Central Otago vineyards, the Devil’s Staircase Pinot Gris takes the willing down into the realm of decadence and Bacchanalian delights. Here, everything is pleasure spiced up with a bit of naughty. The unrelenting Central Otago environment tortures the vines whose twisted limbs produce a wine worthy of absolution; honeydew nectar and lush fruits,

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Rockburn Devil's Staircase Pinot Gris is bright yellow in colour. Its nose is a spicy mix of pears, red apples, ripening stone fruits, honeysuckle, and orange blossoms coupled with a hint of light spice and lees layer. Underpinned aromas of almond, honey, saline, clove, fennel and ginger are refined and exotic. The front palate is fruity and spicy with a balance of fresh acidity and sweetness. Lychee flavours run through the back palate, ending in a dry finish. While the wine is medium-dry in style, the fruit concentration is ideal. The unrelenting Central Otago environment tortures the vines whose twisted limbs produce a wine worthy of absolution; honeydew nectar and lush fruits, sinfully succulent and devilishly good. Bouquet is a blend of Nashi pears, ginger and lemon zest

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal: New Zealand International Wine Show, Sep 2018

Vintage
2018
Region
NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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