Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Gris 2014

Since the consolidation of the Prophet’s Rock vineyards to represent the Bendigo sub-region of Central Otago exclusively, the ‘Prophet’s Rock’ and second tier ‘Rocky Point’ wines seem to show a unified style, but they still have their differences. The ‘Prophet’s Rock’ wines are sourced from the ‘Bendigo’ vineyard which is sited on a north-facing terrace above the Bendigo Station Homestead. The soils are schist, quartz, clay and chalk. The ‘Rocky Point’ wines come from the ‘Rocky Point’ vineyard at the southern end of Bendigo. Here, the soils are shallower, stony with broken schist. Winemaking by Paul Pujol is the same for both, very traditional with long slow ferments by indigenous yeasts and aging on lees. Terroir accounts for their different styles. Here, I review the new release 2014 ‘Rocky Point’ Pinot Gris.


  • Rocky Point Central Otago Pinot Gris 2014

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