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  • Collaborative project between Paul Pujol and Burgundian winemaker, Francois Millet of Comte de Vogue
  • “I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive” - Huon Hooke
  • “Wow, what a wine. Quite beguiling” – Jane Faulkner
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Ruby-Red
Nose "The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried herbs touches." - Huon Hooke
Palate "Oak is apparent early but recedes into balance with exposure to the air. The palate opens with powerful flavour and marked acidity. A concentrated, powerful and beautifully poised wine with energy and vitality, intensity and complexity, great pinosity and drive, with ample tannins backing the flavour but not tough or aggressive as Bendigo tannins can be. The aftertaste is very persistent and harmonious. This is a great wine." - Huon Hooke
Food Pairing Duck a l'Orange
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes This Pinot Noir was made by Francois Millet, winemaker at the iconic Chambolle Musigny estate of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue in partnership with Paul Pujol from Prophets Rock. Francois even insisted on exporting the same brass hand pumps from Bugundy to ensure that the wine was made using the same tools as he would in Burgundy. 100% destemmed from one parcel of the home block. Vinified in tank with one plunge by hand. Aged in 33% new oak for 17 months. "The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried herbs touches." - Huon Hooke
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Bendigo
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Prophet's Rock
Two vineyards were established in the Bendigo sub-region: The Prophet’s Rock Home Vineyard and, subsequently, the Rocky Point. Both are steep and elevated, and each is distinctive – The Home Vineyard with its rare mix of soils, including schist, clay and chalk, and Rocky Point with its stony ground and almost treacherous slopes.

Step into the winery though and it's almost like stepping into one of the old houses of Europe. Winemaker Paul Pujol refined his trade working in France’s classical wine regions, the Languedoc, Sancerre and, crucially, Burgundy and Alsace. His traditional aesthetic — respectful, patient, vineyard-focused – resonates in the Prophet’s Rock wines, and frees them to express the uniqueness of the individual terroirs.

The Prophet’s Rock philosophy centres around combining both the old world and the new; “past and present unified by place”. Prophet’s Rock are also committed to sustainable wine production with the vines sitting comfortably in the natural environment that surrounds them. Prophet’s Rock is also a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
With the vineyard producing low yield yet highly concentrated flavourful fruit, their efforts truly shine in the vineyard with harvesting undertaken completely by hand.

Their Pinot Gris and Riesling are slowly and gently whole-bunch pressed, followed by long slow ferments in barrel and aging on yeast lees prior to bottling before the next harvest. The Pinot Noir requires minimal extraction due to the extraordinary concentration of the fruit, and is fermented using only indigenous yeast from the vineyard. In barrel, the wines go through spontaneous malolactic fermentation and extended élevage. In the case of Prophet’s Rock, our Pinot Noir is bottled unfiltered and cellared before release.
Bendigo
98
points
Huon Hooke
“Deep red colour with a strong purple tint. The bouquet is fresh and vibrant and loaded with dark fruit aromas, cherry uppermost, spices and dried
herbs touches. Oak is apparent early but recedes into balance with exposure to the air. The palate opens with powerful flavour and marked
acidity. A concentrated, powerful and beautifully poised wine with energy and vitality, intensity and complexity, great pinosity and drive, with
ample tannins backing the flavour but not tough or aggressive as Bendigo tannins can be. The aftertaste is very persistent and harmonious. This is a great wine. I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive”
96
points
Jane Faulkner
Wow, what a wine. Heady aromatics and very floral with wafts of raspberries and red cherries alongside a savoury note with an intriguing gravelly/crushed rock character. It has restrained power yet focus and definition. It’s minerally and long with fresh acidity and beautiful tannin structure. Quite beguiling. - 2016 vintage
96
points
Robert Parker
This is a collaborative project wine between Paul Pujol and Burgundian winemaker, François Millet. There’s a very attractive, fresh array of wild
flowers, light herbs and pristine red-cherry and plum aromas. The palate has a seamless build of ripe-cherry flavor and fine, long tannins.
Superb. Drink or hold - 2016 Vintage

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