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Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2023

$156.00 NZD
Tasting Notes

Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2023 is a rich and textural Pinot Gris. Exotic aromatics of jasmine, red delicious and spiced baked pear. On the palate, stone fruit, ripe citrus flavours and a hint of white floral characters before a crisp finish. This wine celebrates the ability of Bannockburn Pinot Gris to have both weight and freshness. 



Mt Difficulty Estate Pinot Gris will improve for 1-3 years given optimal cellaring conditions.

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Vintage Notes

The 2023 growing season in Central Otago was vastly different to the rest of the country. We came out of a mild, wet winter to a warm and unusually still spring which meant strong shoot growth and fruit set. Post flowering, the summer heat increased, and Cromwell experienced it’s hottest January on record. We started picking in the middle of March however, a blast of cold weather from the south during the first week of April put a welcome handbrake on ripening which meant the majority of our grapes developed more flavour and tannin ripeness. We finished harvesting in mid-May, making it a longer vintage with excellent quality.



The fruit was hand harvested in top condition and was crushed and pressed after minimal skin contact, once it arrived in the winery. The juice was then racked to another tank for wild fermentation which was carried out at warmer temperatures to enhance the rich textural characters of Central Otago Pinot Gris. The wine was then left unsulphured on its lees for 5 months before blending and bottling in late October.


Alc. 14% T/A 5.2 gL pH 3.59 Residual Sugar 3.99gL

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