From the winemaker…
Our flagship Pinot Noir. Sourced from our high-elevation, steep glacial terrace Home Vineyard on clay & pedogenic limestone soil featuring schist & quartz. Minimal extraction, barrel aged for 17 months, bottled unfiltered & cellared before release. Our no-compromise obsession.
The foundation of this wine is our focus on delivering low-yielding concentrated fruit that expresses our vineyard. In the winery, we employ traditional old world techniques; the grapes are handled gently and the wines are fermented using only the indigenous yeast from the vineyard.
The wines are aged in barrel for 15-18 months before being bottled unfiltered, and are cellared before release. Since the first release in 2005, the Prophet’s Rock Pinot Noir has consistently been one of the best-reviewed Pinot Noirs in New Zealand.
Cellaring will reward collectors over the next 10+ years from vintage.
844 cases were made.
This is a very perfumed and gently spicy style that offers plenty of raspberry, boysenberry and red-cherry aromas with red flowers, pepper and leafy notes, too. The palate offers quite an intense, fresh and elegant feel with vibrant acidity driving succulent red-cherry flavor. Smooth tannin texture. Attractive detail. Drink or hold.