Prophet’s Rock Retrospect Pinot Noir 2018


The Retrospect as Paul describes is his ‘Anti reserve wine’ ie the wine is a more elegant style as opposed to most reserve wines being bigger, more extracted, more oak. He also specifically releases it much later than all the other wines, giving both trade and private collectors the chance to purchase a wine with bottle age direct from the wineries cellar.It come’s one specific plot in the Home vineyard where the chalk/pedogenic limestone is only 50cm down, the shallowest top soil parcel in the vineyard

Same winemaking as Home Vineyard Pinot Noir. Wild Ferment in open top fermenters. Pigeage – Just one for the whole of the fermentation. Sometimes before finishing just mixes the ferment, putting hose through cap into the wine. Just no need to extract more. Elevage – 30% new barrel – 17 months approx. Bottled unfined unfiltered

“Gorgeous aromas of dried strawberry and cedar with some dried flowers follow through to a full body with fine and polished tannins that give the wine tension and focus. Velvety tannins with a creamy finish. Spicy, chocolatey and nutty in the finish. Sexy and seductive. Single parcel. Clone 115. Drink or hold” – 97 Points – James Suckling

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Region: New Zealand, Central Otago  

Categories: Red, Pinot Noir

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