Rockburn Releases Highly Anticipated 2014 Pinot Noir


Rockburn has just released the 2014 vintage of its flagship wine.

Winemaker, Malcolm Rees-Francis says: “Our 2014 Pinot Noir is a pure expression of Central Otago in your glass and another stellar example of our favourite variety. The vintage yielded beautiful fruit from our Parkburn and Gibbston sites, which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling.”

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2014

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2014

“Central Otago has produced some outstanding wines in 2014”, says Cameron Douglas MS, who picked Rockburn as one of his six top Pinot Noirs in Decanter magazine earlier this year. He rated the 2014 Pinot Noir with 94 pts and described it as “distinctive, fragrant, spicy, fruity and packed with Central Otago pinosity, vibrant red fruits, just enough oak, complex. Delicious on the palate, firm youthful tannins, lightly savoury, tense long finish.”

The 2014 Pinot Noir has been released with an impressive medal tally, claiming top accolades and ratings in the producer’s key export markets including Australia, the UK and China, as well as at home.

The intense 2014 vintage (similar in style to the 2010 and 2012 vintages) mirrors its intense growing season with spring frosts reducing the yields at both sites. The fruit was picked between the 20th March and 14th April in Parkburn, and on the 29th April in Gibbston. Bottled on the 18th of March this year the 2014 Pinot Noir spent 10 months in French oak and is now ready to be enjoyed over the next 4-9 years.

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2014 has an RRP of NZD $49.00 and is available at selected retailers and restaurants as well as in Rockburn’s online shop.

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 Cromwell. Rockburn not only produces Pinot Noir of stunning quality but also medal winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rosé and Fumé Blanc.

Latest awards for 2014 Rockburn Pinot Noir:

  • 94 pts, Decanter, Cameron Douglas 2015
  • Gold, International Wine Challenge IWC 2015
  • 5-stars, Michael Coopers Buyer’s Guide 2016
  • Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits, Best Value 2016
  • Best in Category, Winestate 4.5 Stars 2016
  • Gold, The Drinks Business Global Pinot Noir Masters (UK) 2016

For more information please contact:
Paul Donaghy, General Manager | paul@rockburn.co.nz | +64 (21) 832 021