Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016

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The 2016 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; 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.

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Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016 – Central Otago Pinot Noir Rockburn Best Pinot Noir Buy Online

VITICULTURE
Grape Variety & Clone: 100% Pinot Noir. Clones 10/5, 5, 6, Abel, 667, 777.
Training and Trellis: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Soils: Gibbston 40cm topsoil over alluvial gravels
Parkburn 10-15 cm loam over river gravel.
Vineyard Location: Gibbston 14%, Parkburn 86%
Climate Comment: Frosty, low-yielding.
Vintage Climate: Damp to start but long dry finish.
Harvest Date: 3
rd April-6
th May
Viticulturist Comment: A cool flowering period reduced overall yields.
WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Malcolm Rees-Francis
Fermentation: 7 tonne fermenters, 5 to 7 days cold maceration; fermentation
over 1 week with daily plunging followed by post fermentation maceration for
7 to 14 days. Some batches made good use of whole bunch inclusion.
Barrel élevage: 10 months in French oak; 35% new, 18% 1 year old, 47% 2
years old.
Alcohol: 14.0%
Titratable Acidity: 4.7 g/l
Residual Sugar: < 1.0 g/l
pH level: 3.68
Vintage Comment: Excellent ripeness despite somewhat cooler
conditions thanks to low yields.
TASTING NOTES
The 2016 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; 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.
AWARDS
5 Stars, 95 Points Bob Campbell MW

The 2016 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; 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.

REVIEWS & AWARDS

  • 5 Stars Bob Campbell (MW)
  • 5 Stars / 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
  • 4.5 Stars Michael Cooper Wine Tasting October 2017

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