Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2023
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2023 is a powerful style of pinot gris that is full of flavour and texture. Rich, succulent and ripe yellow peach and nectarine on the nose overlaid with citrus and jasmine florals. The palate has a creamy, mouth filling texture and finishes long with a mineral edge to finish.
Mt Difficulty Estate Pinot Gris will improve for 1-3 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
The 2022 season swung the pendulum again for Central Otago. This season was characterised by a very warm summer, punctuated by vital rain events, culminating in a bumper crop that was harvested 1-2 weeks ahead of long term average. The benign, wram flowering conditions in December resulted in excellent fruit set and healthy canopies that galloped through a dry January. They were replenished by rain in February before harvest began in mid-March and was wrapped up by mid-April.
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 4.7gL pH 3.58 Residual Sugar 4.10gL
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