The history of Rockburn Wines dates back to 1998 when a group of Kiwi families, driven by their love of Central Otago Pinot Noir, started a business venture together. Rockburn still remains family-owned today, with as much passion for Pinot as ever. Located on the 45th Parallel, similar to the Burgundy region latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, the Rockburn site overlooking Lake Dunstan couldn't be more different, with harsh, almost extreme, conditions. The Pinot Noir grapes are sourced from two vineyard locations, Gibbston and Lowburn, and blended to produce outstanding wine. There is a lovely youthfulness with this wine, with aromas of spiced black cherry red fruits along with toasted oak and a touch of mocha. The palate is multi-faceted with seductive oak, juicy polished tannins and a long velvety finish balancing the cherry spice fruit weight.