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2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris

Central Otago

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Our Price: $28.99 / bottle (RRP: $35.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Light, fresh, soft Pinot Gris... in a medium-dry style with a gently sweet finish.'
Bob Campbell

  • The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made by Grant Taylor of Gibbston Valley Wines (now of Valli Wines). Prior to this the gang sold their grapes to either Gibbston Valley or Chard Farm. The Air New Zealand wine awards in 1999 put Mt Difficulty on the map, with the 1998 Pinot Noir winning a gold medal and the Chardonnay, silver. The rest, as they say, is history.


    The fruit was hand harvested in top condition from the 10th – 20th April. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled for a week prior to being racked clean. The wine was fermented with indigenous yeast, the wines were fermented cool to help maximise varietal character. All the components were left on gross yeast lees for four months post fermentation with weekly stirring to help enhance the complexity and textural aspects of the wine. Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2017 was bottled in September.


    The cooler vintage of 2017 resulted in white fleshed stonefruit, beurre bosc pear and all spice characters. The palate displays these same characters in abundance focusing on ripe succulent peach notes, while the mid palate is full, creamy and well textured. The wine has a rich, spice infused finish.


    'Light, fresh, soft pinot gris with classic pear juice and ripe apple flavours, plus a suggestion of toasted nut. Made in a medium-dry style with a gently sweet finish.'
    Bob Campbell

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