2017 Rockburn Six Barrels Pinot Noir
Rockburn Six Barrels; the name says it all really. Every year we fill hundreds of French oak barrels with Pinot Noir, and every year I search for those individual barrels that most eloquently speak of site and season. We present the results of that search to you here with a wine that exhibits the attributes I enjoy most about Pinot Noir; subtlety, elegance and personality.
The 2017 Six Barrels Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine displaying the elegance, power and grace generated by our Gibbston Back Road Vineyard site. Dark and concentrated, the Six Barrels displays notes of black cherry, delicate spice and cedar char. Lifted florals on the nose, and seamless tannin structure on the palate.
With the fine balance of ripe tannin, natural acidity and lively fruit; this wine truly represents the Gibbston sub-region and its complex nature. Expect to see this youthful wine transform and evolve over the years to come; one to hold onto for a decade or more.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
- Gold medal at the NZ International Wine Competition 2018