The foundation of this wine is our focus on delivering low-yielding concentrated fruit that expresses our vineyard. In the winery, we employ traditional old world techniques; the grapes are handled gently and the wines are fermented using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard.
The wines are aged in barrel for 15-18 months before being bottled unfiltered, and are cellared before release. Since the first release in 2005, the Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir has consistently been one of the best-reviewed Pinot Noirs in New Zealand.
Cellaring will reward collectors over the next 10+ years from vintage.
861 cases were made.
Deep red colour with a good tint of purple and a reserved, slightly shy bouquet, which reveals some oak and earthy, dried herb and other savoury aspects. Dark cherry and liqueur-cherry grew the longer it was in the glass. The palate is likewise, big and bold and loaded with tannin and grip, dense, concentrated flavour, with a solid tannin finish which leaves a chewy after-impression. Very good, a wine that will reward cellaring and drink best with protein-rich foods. It has a lot of grip and body and potential.Huon Hooke, 95 points
- Pinot Noir
- Central Otago