The flagship Rockburn Pinot Noir won two trophies at the International Cool Climate Wine Show (ICCWS) in Australia over the weekend.
The 2016 vintage of the iconic Central Otago Pinot Noir was named ‘Best International Wine (imported)’ as well as ‘Best New Zealand Wine’ overall.
“We are thrilled to be awarded these incredible accolades, especially given the strong competition in this year’s show”, commented Rockburn’s Sales Executive, Josie Lake.
Now in its 19th year, the ICCWS is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost shows for inspirational cool climate wines. Many of them are from smaller vineyards where grapes are handpicked, and wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir and the true expression of the grape.
For winemakers, this is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where “like is judged against like”; where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best; and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded.
Full results of the International Cool Climate Wine Show 2019 can be found HERE
Additional accolades for Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016:
97Pts/Platinum, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
Gold, Premium NZ Wine Selection
5 Stars & 95 Points, Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars & 18.5+/20, Raymond Chan
5 Stars & 94 points, Sam Kim
About Rockburn Wines:
Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The boutique producer has two vineyards, one on the Gibbston Back Road in the Gibbston Valley, and the other at Parkburn in the Cromwell Basin with its state-of-the-art winemaking facility based in Ripponvale, just out of Cromwell.
Their boutique Cellar Door is located at the iconic Gibbston Tavern, close to the producer’s Gibbston vineyard and to Queenstown; New Zealands’s premier tourism destination.
Rockburn not only produces Pinot Noir of stunning quality but also award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé and Fumé Blanc.