Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016 – A Re-Look

As one of the Pinot family, Pinot Gris shares its black-coloured variants predisposition to react to the vagaries of the growing season and factors such as yield in making quality wine. 2016 was a relatively challenging season with summer frosts and lower yields in the Cromwell Basin. However this was off-set by better crops in Gibbston. The start of the harvest was damp, but a very good, long dry autumn resulted in superior Gibbston Valley fruit, so this became the main source of this wine. The cooler conditions and Gibbston fruit have contributed to a wine with minerality and precision. I reviewed the wine in February, earlier this year, and is often the case, this wine has developed with half a year in bottle. Here is my re-look at the wine. www.rockburn.co.nz


  • Rockburn Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016

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