Rockburn – Pinot Noir 2019

16-Nov-2020

Rockburn Wines makes a diverse range of high quality and interesting Central Otago wines under the winemaking of winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis since 2005, along with assistant winemaker Scott Aliprandi.

2019 was one of those magical years where a combination of low yields and slow ripening lent to fantastic concentration in the wines.

Latest release 'The Art' only made in exceptional years from other remarkable sites in Central Otago (not from their own vineyards), the 2019 is sourced from the Dunstan Foothills. Very high-quality fruit with excellent physiological ripeness allowed for a generous inclusion of whole bunches in the ferment.

'The Barrel' series showcases the pinnacle of Rockburn's Pinot Noir offering, selected from hundreds of Pinot Noir barrels, search for those most eloquently speak of site and season to express individuality.

'Eight Barrels' is sourced from their Gibbston Back Road Vineyard site, displaying elegance, power and grace.

'Eleven Barrels' is sourced from their Parkburn Vineyard site, displaying power, generosity and intensity.

Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of both Parkburn and Gibbston fruit, lends richness and ripeness with elegance, offer good value.

Here, I review the four 2019 Pinot Noirs.

https://www.rockburn.co.nz/


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Rockburn The Art Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago
  • Rockburn Eight Barrels Gibbston Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago
  • Rockburn Eleven Barrels Parkburn Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago
  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2019, Central Otago

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