94 Insider Points

REVIEWS

"With a melody of earth, ripe strawberry, dried leaves, iron, and coffee tones on the nose, the palate of this wine is backed by silky tannins, plush red fruit and a long meaty finish. Drink around a campfire on the first chilly night in fall." - 94 Insider Points

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

The Devil's Staircase wines are inspired by the winding road leading from Queenstown to Kingston along the shores of Lake Wakatipu (in NZ). The unrelenting Central Otago environment tortures the vines whose twisted limbs produce a wine worthy of absolution. Sourced from several Central Otago vineyards, the Devil’s Staircase Pinot Noir takes the willing down into the realm of decadence and Bacchanalian delights. Here, everything is pleasure spiced up with a bit of naughty.

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.

TASTING NOTES 

The flavours are practically immoral, full of black Doris plums, blueberries and bramble fruit, and will leave you with an insatiable desire for more.

“The wine offers fabulous fruit purity together with elegant savoury nuances, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. Delightfully composed and immediately appealing.” – Sam Kim, 93 Points

THE STORY TO KNOW

Nestled on the 45th Parellel, Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes.

They produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world. All of their wines exhibit strong varietal characteristics. It has also become apparent that like Burgundy there are distinct ‘appellations’ within Central Otago.