The 2018 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of Rockburn's sites, which they guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Their "hands-off" approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to the glass; an expressive nose and deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish.
As always, this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance. Enjoy with friends over the next 4 - 9 years.
About Rockburn Wine
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.
Producing premium wines of intense varietal characteristics, at 45º south, a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.
All Rockburn 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.