Rockburn Wines

2011 Devil's Staircase Central Otago Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Rockburn Estate Vineyards

New Zealand: Central Otago

Offer Expired:Apr 07, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

En Zed

This is a very lovely New Zealand Pinot Noir. For under $19, this wine is a stellar value.

The winemaker’s approach to this wine - and all of his winemaking - is relatively hands off. Winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis lets Mother Nature do her thing. This results in a wine that delivers a true sense of the terroir that is unique to the Central Otago.

If you love Pinot Noir, you’ll really enjoy this bright, juicy, food-friendly wine.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet at its heart, with a slightly hazy, rustic ruby fringe at the edge of the glass.

Smell:

Well balanced and aromatic, with black cherry, well ripened blackberry, and subtle notes of fresh forest floor, clove, espresso bean, and black pepper spice.

Taste:

Delicious and incredibly easy drinking. The palate is highlighted by lush fruity notes of black cherry, boysenberry, and slight blueberry balanced by sweet tobacco leaf, cedarwood, hints of freshly picked mushrooms, black pepper, clove, and a touch of sage.

Finish:

A lovely Pinot, with velvety tannins, bright acidity, and a well structured finish. The dark cherry notes linger, eventually fading and leaving a touch of black pepper spice on the edge of the palate.

Pairing:

A classic meal of whole roasted chicken, seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and olive oil, and served with roasted root vegetables.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Malcolm Rees-Francis
Accolades
Four Stars - Wine State Magazine
Appellation
Central Otago, New Zealand
Cooperage
10 months in French oak
ABV
14.0%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 07, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$25.00
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