Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago, with its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes. Here, the region shares a climate similar to that of Burgundy, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world. Taking advantage of these climatic conditions and the distinct appellations that have emerged in the area, Rockburn has two vineyard sites ? Gibbston Valley and Parkburn, north of Cromwell. Grapes are all handpicked from these two sites and exhibit strong varietal characteristics. Rockburn's outstanding record is not only confined to their headlining Pinot Noir, but extends throughout the entire portfolio, including a range of white varieties with underlying crisp acidity that is typical of the region.
The 2022 vintage yielded beautiful fruit which we have simply guided gently through to the bottle with minimal handling. An expressive nose of plum, black cherry and tasty oak. A deeply fruited and rich mocha palate, supple and silky with a long finish. As always, the wine shows classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.