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2021 Prophet’s Rock Vin de Paille

New ZealandFortified and SweetFeatured WinesHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 95.00 AUD


An iconic part of the Prophet's Rock range, this rare beauty is only made from one barrel! The handpicked Pinot Gris is then dried on racks for an average of over two months. Extensive sorting and rotation of the fruit takes place over this time. The naturally dehydrated grapes are then slowly whole-bunch pressed and fermented using only indigenous ‘wild’ yeast. The long, slow fermentation (up to 13 months) takes place in neutral oak barrels and the wine is matured on its yeast lees until bottling. The wine is bottled under Diam cork.

Region - New Zealand

Type - Fortified and Sweet

Year - 2021

Winery - Best of New Zealand

Grape - Vin de Paille

Volume - Half Bottle - 375mL

About the wine

Tasting notes

This aromatic, concentrated wine retains remarkable freshness and balance through the drying process. This balance of concentration and acidity make it a wonderful food match with a wide range of cheeses, pâtés, and desserts. Drinking well in its youth, this wine will also cellar for an extremely long time.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special, Sweeter Side

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Dried Fruits, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Candied Fruit, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices

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Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


Expert review

Straw gold in the glass with a densely packed and utterly gorgeous nose of pear and apple nectar, honeyed florals, sweet dried fruits and yellow sultanas, subtle but complex spice and a touch of savouriness. On the palate it's silky smooth and creamy, sweet and decadent, yet clean and fresh from a spine of beautifully integrated acidity. It sings a harmonious song of intense, dried and pure pome and stone fruit, candied celery, hints of nut butter, finely layered spice and gentle minerality that seduces and swoons the whole way through with its elegance and illusion of weightlessness. The balance is pinpoint accurate and it shows off the depths of flavour and intensity Paul can get from both the variety and the vineyard whilst retaining the natural freshness of the region. Dangerously delicious...I LOVE THIS WINE

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