Rockburn Wines

2013 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Parkburn Vineyard

New Zealand: Central Otago

Offer Expired:Dec 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
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Mission Briefing

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Today’s wine is an absolute must-have that our own Agent Red went utterly crazy for, the stunning Rockburn Wines 2013 Pinot Noir. This Central Otago (New Zealand) wine is a balanced and downright delicious wine that we offer to you with our boldest recommendation.

Rockburn produces premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.

Central Otago has a semi-continental climate and experiences greater daily and seasonal extremes of temperature unknown elsewhere in New Zealand. The area’s unique soil types have a marked influence on vine growth, the flavors of the grapes and the resulting wine.

This fantastic wine is lush and very full on the nose, with a bold, balanced perfume of wild cherry, black cherry, wild strawberry, braised plum, dark chocolate, dry forest, subtle spice, oak and a hint of coffee bean.

Flavors abound in this delicious wine, including black cherry juice, blackberry juice, kola nut, wild strawberry, dried leaves, cedar, mocha and a hint of wild mushroom.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet hues, from the lighter edges to the deep, dark core. Tight groupings of tall, skinny, wine-stained tears crawl slowly down the glass.

Smell:

Wild cherry, black cherry, wild strawberry, braised plum, dark chocolate, dry forest, subtle spice, oak and a hint of coffee bean.

Taste:

Black cherry juice, blackberry juice, kola nut, wild strawberry, dried leaves, cedar, mocha and a hint of wild mushroom.

Finish:

Extra long and very elegant, with plush tannins that leave the palate with a crushed velvet feel.

Pairing:

Enjoy this delicious wine with a New Zealand-style barbecued marinated lamb leg with garlic, lemon juice, paprika and olive oil. Guaranteed delicious!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Malcolm Francis
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Central Otago, New Zealand
Abv
14.0%
TA
4.9 g/l
Brix
1.0 g/l
pH
3.68
Vineyards
Parkburn(85%)
~
Gibbston Valley(15%)
Harvest Date
3/28 to 4/9 in Parkburn, May 4th in Gibbston
Aging
10 months
Barrels
33% new French oak, 37% 1 year old, 30% 2 years old

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 31, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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