Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2019

A concentrated & elegant wine capturing the aromatics & velvety tannins sought after in the best Central Otago Pinot Noir. Drawn primarily from our Rocky Point Vineyard, an extremely steep site on schist rock soil. Pinot Noir from this site always shows a subtle mineral character underlying the plush aromatics & texture.


Rocky Point is produced exclusively from our own vineyards and the wines benefit from the classical approach that is the hallmark of  Prophet’s Rock. In the winery the fruit is handled with the same care, respect and methods used for all Prophet’s Rock wines. The Rocky Point Pinot Noir is barrel-aged before bottling.

The Rocky Point Pinot Noir are typically expressive, perfumed and supple wines that drink very well in their youth. For those with patience, the wines will continue to improve, with peak drinking 5-7 years from vintage. The Rocky Point Pinot Noir has consistently won awards and great reviews since the first release in 2003.

2116 cases were made.

 

 

This youthful, fruit-packed red was hand-harvested at the company’s two sites at Bendigo and matured in French oak casks (15% new).  Full-coloured, it is mouthfilling, vibrant and supple, with fresh acidity and concentrated, plummy, spicy, slightly nutty flavours.  Already highly approachable, it should be at its best from 2022 onwards.

Winestate Otago Waitaki Valley Results, 4.5 stars

Details

Type:
Red
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Region:
Central Otago
Appellation:
Bendigo/Pisa
Vintage:
2019