I would place it alongside any Burgundy Grand Cru. Very, very impressive.
About The Wine
Prophet's Rock owner Paul Pujol has a long standing relationship with iconic Chambolle Musigny vigneron, Francois Millet of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue.
After Francois' son spent a few vintages at Paul's winery, Francios made the flight to NZ in 2013. There they decided on a collaboration project based out of Paul's vineyard in Bendigo. Francois now flies to the South Island twice a year to make this wine alongside Paul. His one stipulation was that he used the same tools of the trade he uses in Burgundy. An obliging Paul sourced the traditional brass hand pumps and tasting cups that Millet is accustomed to and the inaugural vintage was produced in 2015.
Francois hand plunges the ferment only once, the wine sees 33% new oak and sleeps for 17 months in barrel before bottling. The project wine is now one of the most sought-after in New Zealand. A fusion of Old World technique and New World terroir - the resulting wine is spectacular.
About Prophet's Rock
The Prophet's Rock project was founded in 1999.
The man behind the wines, Paul Pujol, has an enviable resume, having made wine all around the world.
After working his way through the French regions of Languedoc and Sancerre, he was perhaps the first foreign winemaker ever to be invited to head up an Alsatian winery, Kuentz-Bas where he made their six Grand Cru wines for three years. He also spent a formative vintage at Chambolle-Musigny in Burgundy which set the tone for his winemaking style under his own label.
The wines of Prophet's Rock come from two vineyards, the Home Block and the Rocky Point vineyard. Paul's mission is to let these vineyards speak for themselves.