The flagship Rockburn Pinot Noir scored 97 out of 100 points and received Platinum Medal status at the prestigious Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) 2018.
“We are thrilled to be recognised with this award from one of the most respected wine competitions in an important region for New Zealand wine”, commented Rockburn’s General Manager, Rebecca Poynter. “It further cements the reputation of Rockburn as one of New Zealand’s most consistent quality Pinot Noir producers.”
2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards’ Vice-Chair Sarah-Jane Evans MW said: “We have judges ranging from MWs, wine buyers, consultants, Master Sommeliers, importers, educators and journalists. So consumers can really trust the integrity of these results.”
Only 39 wines received platinum awards, with Rockburn’s Pinot Noir being one of just four awarded to New Zealand wines.
Over 3,000 wines from 37 countries were judged by an international panel of 50 wine experts at this year’s Decanter Asia Wine Awards which is in its seventh year and considered Asia’s most prestigious wine competition.
Gold medal-winning wines at this show are re-categorised by grape or style and re-tasted by a panel consisting of Regional Chairs and Vice-Chairs. The top wines from this re-tasting are then promoted to Platinum Medal and Platinum Medal Best in Show status.
Recent accolades for Rockburn Pinot Noir 2016:
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
Silver, Decanter Wine Awards 2018
Silver, Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018
4 Stars, Cuisine Magazine 2018
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 the Gibbston Valley, 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.
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