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Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris 2018

An elegant, aromatic Pinot Gris with dense fruit aromas, amazing texture and a dry finish. Wine maker Paul Pujol projects his own flair onto traditional production methods acquired during his time in Alsace. This wine has achieved an avid following and international acclaim, despite its limited production.


The vinification is heavily influenced by Paul’s time in Alsace where use of wild yeast, multiple small vessels and long ageing are the norm. After long slow ferments the various components are aged on their yeast lees before bottling.

This is a truly aromatic expression of Pinot Gris and a marvellous food wine. The Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris has received exceptional reviews since the first release in 2007 and has been a matched wine on the degustation menu at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin three-starred restaurant The Fat Duck. Winner of the Air New Zealand Fine Wine Award for New Zealand’s top iconic wines since the award started in 2016.

This wine will reward collectors over the next 7+ years from vintage.

2180 cases were made.

Elegant, complex and varietal. Aromas of orange peel and baked pear, some lees and gentle baking spice layers, blossoms, apples and quince. On the palate - a dry wine with a fresh pure fruit palate laced with flavours that reflect the nose along with a gentle silken texture and lengthy complex finish. An excellent example, well made and ready to enjoy from today and through 2024+.

Cameron Douglas, 95 points

Details

Type:
White
Varietal:
Pinot Gris
Region:
Central Otago
Appellation:
Bendigo
Vintage:
2018