Rockburn Wines – Central Otago

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently received some bottles of wine from Rockburn Winery from Central Otago to sample.  Yes, how lucky am I?  Lucky indeed!!!! WOW, just WOW!!!!

I was sent three bottles and every one of them was devine.  I don’t drink a lot of wine, so I am no expert, but I do know the difference between a cheap bottle that tastes bitter and unpleasant and a bottle that is easy to drink, smooth and simply yummy.

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The first bottle I tried was the 2013 Rockburn Pinot Gris $29.99.  The Pinot Gris is a divine girls drink – fresh and fruity. Get it nice and cold before you drink it. I absolutely loved this one, a bottle I will buy in the future as I enjoyed it so much.  I can’t wait for Summer to enjoy a glass of this again whilst enjoying some great food in the sunshine.

The other two bottles were the 2012 Rockburn Pinot Noir $49.99 (not yet released) and the  2012 Ten Barrels Reserve Pinot Noir $96.  These Pinot Noirs are quite special. Rockburn make less than 3000 bottles of the Ten Barrels and the 2012 Pinot Noir has already won 7 gold medals and it’s not even released yet!  If you want a bottle Pinot that is a little bit speesh, then you need to try one of these two.  I enjoyed them so much and can highly recommend any of these bottles.  Visit the website for more information on these and others from Rockburn …. www.rockburn.co.nz

Harvesting-grapes A bit about Rockburn

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.

Nestled on the 45th parallel we share a climate that is similar to Burgundy, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.

Our vineyards are bounded on the west by mountains on whose seaward slopes are rain forests, which receive 5000mm of rain a year. To the east is a barren, moon-Iike landscape that receives less than 25mm of rain a year. Situated between these extremes are our vineyards that produce not only Pinot Noir of stunning quality (gold medals at New Zealand Wine Society Royal Easter Wine Show, Bragato Awards, Air New Zealand, and Winestate Wine of the Year) , but also medal winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

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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