Olearia is the newest addition to Prophet's Rock Pinot Noirs and is at home in our fine wine cabinet after we discovered it in June at Winetopia. This lovely dark, earthy Pinot Noir is made from a small section of grapes grown on the steepest part of the Rocky Point Vineyard in Bendigo where schist soils dominate the ground and an earthy, dark wine is the result. Winemaker Paul Pujol wanted to explore this small area of the vineyard to see what style of wine would result from this small parcel of land.
Hand picked and wild yeast ferment
All grapes in this wine were hand picked, fermented with wild yeasts and the finished wine was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered. Just 321 cases made.
We have five bottles and suggest this is an excellent wine for adding to your cellar or drink now in large glasses, decanted.
What is Olearia?
The name comes from the Olearia Lineata, a small dense tree with elegant fine branches and tiny drought resistant leaves that once carpeted the valley floors of Central Otago. There are large numbers of these officially at risk trees in and around Bendigo, which is home to Prophet's Rock vineyards.