Boutique Central Otago producer Rockburn celebrates the start of the 2019 winter season with the release of a new 2018 Pinot Noir, ‘The Chosen’.
The Kiwi owned winery not only sources fruit from its own exceptional sites, but also from select vineyards around the varied sub-regions of Central Otago. Once in a while the nuances of a site and season conspire to generate fruit of remarkable character, ideal for a single vineyard expression of terroir distinct from their estate range.
The grapes for this wine have been sourced from such an exceptional site in Gibbston, the highest sub-region in Central Otago and nestled between Cardrona and the Remarkables, New Zealand’s premier ski fields. These extreme conditions result in a lighter though still intense Pinot Noir which has been made with minimum handling from vineyard to bottle making this wine suitable for vegans.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment, this single vineyard wine is ready to drink now – ideally after a long day on the slopes – offering a rare opportunity to indulge in a premium wine without exercising any patience first.
‘The Chosen’ Pinot Noir 2018 will be available in selected restaurants, fine wine stores including Glengarry Wines and in Rockburn’s Online Shop and Cellar Door for NZ$65 (RRP) from 1 June.
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. Rockburn recently opened a boutique Cellar Door in Gibbston, on a site which is both close to its 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.