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Central Otago | New Zealand
Methode Traditionnelle Rosť $34.95
Colour: Bright Stella cherry red
Bouquet: Ripe alpine strawberry on brioche
Palate: Intense, lush pure pinot noir, dry, vibrant and lingering
"Gibbston Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2010$65.00
Champion Pinot Noir: London International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012
Full,even, dark, purple-hued ruby-red colour with youthful purple rim. The bouquet is extremely elegant in proportion and very refined in expression, with subtly lifted dark red and violetty florals enhancing the dark red berry and cherry aromas. This has beauty in its aromatics. Medium-bodied, this is elegant in presentation, but has a concentrated underlying core to the palate. Detailed flavours of dark red berry and black fruits are lifted by ethereal floral notes and are framed by tightly concentrated and fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity contributes to the fruit sweetness and the flavours flow with finesse to a very long and sustained finish of dark red fruits, florals and some thyme herb nuances. A wine of great beauty and refinement, and with the structure and balance to age 8-10 years. Match with duck and pork. Raymond Chan
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Home Block Pinot Noir 2012 $54.95
This classic handcrafted pinot noir has vibrant dark cherry and blackcurrant on the nose with hints of smoky char and mushroom. It is rich and concentrated on the palate with flavours of ripe dark fruit, leather and char. A complex wine with layers of fine grained tannin and a lovely long finish. Enjoy on its own, or with poultry, duck, lamb, and venison dishes. This wine will continue to develop depth and complexity for 5-7 years
ROCKBURN Pinot Noir 2011 $40.95
The 2011 vintage yielded beautiful fruit from each of our sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. Our 'hands-off' approach delivers a pure expression of Central Otago to your glass; with an expressive nose. A deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red cherry and mocha, and supple, lithe tannins leading into a very long finish. As always this wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.
Fairfax Media Champion Open Red Wine trophy - Air NZ Wine Awards 2012
Pinot Noir 2010 $37.95
Deep glowing crimson red. Wonderful floral perfumes, peony, violet and loamy earth scents. Walking over wild herbs, thyme and marjoram. Strawberry, cherry and loganberry aromas, sprinkled with red pepper. All these wonderful scents display in the mouth into a cornucopia of flavours and textures, harmoniously and beautifully structured. Elegant and superbly silky, what a joy to taste.
Home Block Pinot Noir 2010$47.95
This classic Central Otago pinot noir has a lovely aromatic nose and lifted perfume of spice and cherry. Rich and concentrated on the palate with ripe, red and dark fruits, hints of chocolate and subtle integrated oak, the wine has mouth caressing tannins and a very long finish. Enjoy on its own or with foods such as lamb, poultry, duck and venison. It will continue to develop depth and complexity for 5-7 years.