100% Pinot Noir sourced from several Central Otago vineyards. The name 'Devil's Staircase' is inspired by the winding road leading from Queenstown to Kingston along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
Rockburn's philosophy is to treat the fruit and subsequent wine as gently as possible with minimum interference. Spent 18 to 25 days on skins. Rapid warm ferments, then matured in tank to retain the bright fruit flavours. No oak influence.
The unrelenting Central Otago environment tortures the vines, whose twisted limbs produce a wine worthy of absolution; strong and sensual with lashings of dark fruit, sinfully succulent and devilishly good. The flavours are practically immoral, full of black Doris plums, blueberries and bramble fruit, leaving an insatiable desire for more.
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