About The Wine
If you're going to tackle aromatic varieties in a place as cold as Central Otago, having three vintages at one of the top producers in Alsace on your resume is a very good place to start.
The Prophet's Rock Pinot Gris is a wine that is slow to bottle.
It's hand picked, whole bunch pressed and sent to barrel before spending an extended time on lees and then in bottle before release.
There's sugar, fruit, leesy complexity and a whole lot going on with this wine. A serious, fine-wine version of this often simplistic grape variety.
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.