Central Otago Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris & Pinot Rosé

Grown, made and bottled in Central Otago

The Grasshopper Rock story

Planted in 2003, Grasshopper Rock is one of the world's southern most vineyards, dedicated exclusively to Central Otago Pinot Noir. Pinot Gris and Pinot Rosé are made from grapes sourced from other Central Otago vineyards.

The vineyard is on Earnscleugh Road, across the Clutha River from Alexandra. The site enjoys high sunshine hours and very cool night time temperatures. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frost, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium pinot noir.

Grasshopper Rock takes it name from an endangered grasshopper, Sigaus childi, found near the vineyard.

Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir 2017

Bob Campbell MW

96/100

This is a classic Grasshopper Rock pinot noir with the volume turned up. It's richer, fleshier and more approachable than usual but has the distinctive cherry, violet, herb and mineral Grasshopper Rock signature. 25 Sep 2020. Drink 2020–2030.

Cameron Douglas MS

96/100

A complex and intriguing bouquet of Pinot Noir with suggestions of ripe red berry fruits, layers of wood spice and dried herbs, a dark rose and lavender combination, a deep seated earthy quality and most importantly Pinosity and charm.

Rebecca Gibb MW

92/100

This has great colour and is beautifully fragrant. It's fresh, elegant yet ripe, with gorgeous violet, blackberry and raspberry coulis flavours. Lovely skin and seed tannins coat the palate like cocoa powder, and there's no edginess evident. Drinking Window 2019 – 2030

News

Grasshopper Rock Pinot Gris 2020 ranked #1 of 41 2020 NZ pinot gris by The Real Review. Bob Campbell MW, 5 November 2020.

 

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