Prophet's Rock Cuvée Aux Antipodes Pinot Noir 2018
We can’t understate how special this is. In short, Cuvée Aux Antipodes is Central Otago Pinot Noir made by one of Burgundy’s greatest winemakers in collaboration with one of our greatest winemakers. Francois Millet (of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé and Francois Millet et Fills) was so enamoured with Central Otago, he teamed up with Paul Pujol of Prophet’s Rock. The result is dense, structured and beguiling. It’s Pinot Noir with power and serious ageability.
Winemaker Paul Pujol remembers the first time he saw snow on the ground in November at Prophet Rock’s Bendigo vineyards. The adage that the greatest wines come from marginal climates really plays out here. Having honed his craft with European legends (Maison Kuentz-Bas and Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé), Paul’s sophisticated expressions of this beautiful and extreme part of the world are among New Zealand’s best.