Ripe peach, nectarine and Nashi pear aromas are backed by a hint of spice and a streak of minerality. The vibrantly fruity off-dry palate is layered over a rich and creamy texture. A firm backbone of acidity leads into a very long, zesty finish. 11 years of bottle age have given this an ethereal edge. 2 bottles left!
Pinot Gris clones 2/15 and 2/21 are hand-picked from Rockburn’s two vineyard sites in Parkburn and Gibbston Valley. The Parkburn vineyards lie in the middle of Central Otago Block Mountain ranges, on an old, alluvial terrace, covered by loam topsoil. The vineyard sits at an elevation of 235 metres, with a semi-continental climate of hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters. The Gibbston Valley vineyard lies on the western side of Central Otago is a very mountainous, once a glaciated country.