Prophet's Rock Riesling
The quality of both red and white wine coming out of Central Otago is worth noting and this shows that Riesling can really prosper in the region. It’s perfumed with floral and citrus notes as well as a captivating mineral edge. The palate is rich and mouthfilling and provides a lingering finish with clean acids. It’s a perfect food wine, suitable to go with fish, salads, spice even white meat dishes. It has the structure to cellar comfortably for the next five years as it evolves and becomes more complex in the bottle.
The Prophet’s Rock Dry Riesling comes exclusively from our Pisa Vineyard. On the eastern side of the Main Block we have a tiny one hectare parcel of Riesling planted on mineral rich, deep alluvial river terrace.
Riesling holds a special place in our hearts and we are determined to make the absolute best out of our small block. Riesling gets the same meticulous treatment in the vineyard as our top Pinot Noir. Our yields are extremely low to provide us with a concentrated individual expression of our unique site. We average only 300 cases per vintage.
The vinification is heavily influenced by Paul’s time in Alsace where use of wild yeast, multiple small vessels and long ageing are the norm. After long slow ferments the various components are aged on their yeast lees before bottling and the wine is then cellared at least one year before release.
This wine has been extremely well reviewed since the first release in 2006.