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2015 Mt Difficulty Growers Series Packspur Pinot Noir

2015 Mt Difficulty Growers Series Packspur Pinot Noir

Intensely aromatic Pinot Noir with intense plum, cherry and berry fruit flavours.'
95 Points - Bob Campbell

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$431.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty label were traditionally strictly sourced from vineyards situated on the South side of the Kawarau River in Bannockburn. The Growers Series was the beginning of the expansion beyond Bannockburn, and first appeared in 2011, with the release of Mt Difficulty Growers Series, Packspur, Pinot Noir 2009.


    The fruit was harvested on the 18th April with a total of 3.9 Tonnes harvested. All of the different clones were fermented together, to try and enhance early integration. The majority of the fruit was destemmed, with 10% retained as whole clusters to help  build structural intensity and help reflect the unique characteristics of the site. The wine underwent a 8 day cold soak and was hand plunged once daily; this was followed by a 9 day natural fermentation with temperature peaking at 30 degrees Celsius during which time the ferment was plunged twice daily. The wine stayed on skins for 24 days in total prior to pressing, overnight settling and then to barrel for 16 months. The wine went through malolactic fermentation in the spring, was racked to tank the following winter and bottled, unfined, in December.


    Aromatically this wine leads with soft, velvety, brambly wild raspberry with lovely soft violet and wildflower florals. Broad open supple, textural raspberry notes lead into a soft broad flow through the palate. Finally, the wine finishes with a herb influence running alongside elegant structural elements.


    'Intensely aromatic pinot noir with intense plum, cherry and berry fruit flavours, plus a seasoning of spice and nutty oak. An impressive wine with plenty of weight and appealing juicy flavours. Should age well.'
    95 Points - Bob Campbell

    'Deep, dark-red colour. The nose is immediately up-front with full and bold aromas of dark-red and black fruits with complementary savoury dark herb complexities, maybe whole bunch influence. Rich. lusciously succulent and layered with savoury interest, this has dark-red and black fruits with herbs and stalk detail. The mouthfeel is one of richness, power and vitality, the finish is very long. The best release under this label to date for me.'
    19 / 20 Points - Raymond Chan