Prophet's RockPinot Gris 2020Product code: 13634
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Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris is a beautifully crafted wine that truly captures the essence of Central Otago, New Zealand. This elegant white wine boasts a delicate aroma of pear, honeysuckle, and green apple, which is followed by a rich yet balanced palate of citrus, stone fruit, and spicy undertones. The wine is made with premium grapes that are carefully hand-harvested and fermented in French oak barrels, creating a silky texture that perfectly complements its fruity and floral notes. A long, crisp finish completes the experience, leaving behind a refreshing, zesty aftertaste that lingers for a while. This is the perfect wine to pair with seafood, poultry, and vegetarian dishes, making it an ideal choice for any occasion.
About the Winery
The New Zealand wine brand of Prophet’s Rock is considered to be one of the most premium categories in the Central Otago region. It was established in 1999 with the sole aim of creating unique wines that were never tasted before in this region. Today, the Prophet’s Rock label makes use of only three grape varietals – Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, grown in its own estate, to create its wines.
The grapes are sourced from two vineyards located in the region of Bendigo – Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard and the Rocky Point. The flavor and character of the resultant wines speak volumes about the rich experience of the winemaker at Prophet’s Rock. Paul Pujol, the chief winemaker at this estate, joined the group after many years of working at some of the iconic wine regions in France, such as Burgundy, Alsace, Sancerre and more. Therefore, the white wines created under the Prophet’s Rock label will bear quite a few resemblances to the ones that you would find in Alsace.
The sub-region of Bendigo is considered as one of the best in New Zealand to grow the Pinot varietals. These grapes need a warm & dry climate to develop into grapes with full-fledged structure and intensity. Bendigo caters to exactly these needs of the Pinots. Some of the popular wines from this label are:
Retrospect Pinot Noir - Made from Pinot Noir grown in the Home Vineyard located in the sub-region of Bendigo
Cuvee Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir - Made from Pinot Noir grown in the Home Vineyard
Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris - Made from Pinot Gris grapes grown in the Home Vineyard and Rocky Point Vineyards; considered as the trademark white wine of Central Otago as the wine represents the quality of the soil and temperature of this place.