Mt Difficulty Bannockburn, Long Gully,
Chenin Blanc 2019
This latest release of Mt Difficulty Long Gully Chenin Blanc is a bright inviting hue in the glass. Aromas of honeysuckle and peach are mirrored in a rich, ethereal palate with an elegant backbone. Sourced only from Mt Difficulty’s Long Gully vineyard in Bannockburn, this wine is made in limited quantities.
Mt Difficulty Long Gully Chenin Blanc will improve for 7-15+ years given optimal cellaring conditions.
The cooler season has resulted in a classic aromatic spectrum, focused on honey suckle floral and yellow peach. The palate focuses in on the yellow peach element; this drives the wine through the rich mid palate, where honeysuckle picks up and frames the wines acidity. Balanced and invigorating
With the extreme heat of 2018, we harvested this on the 4th April, a month earlier than typical. The juice was handled in a reductive fashion throughout processing. The wine was racked clean and fermented with indigenous yeast relatively warm; these steps were all taken to protect the lovely ethereal character of Chenin Blanc. The
nature of the fruit this season, with slightly lower acidities, dictated the style in which we made the wine. The ferment was stopped by chilling and racking to another tank. The wine was filtered but not fined.
Alc. 11.09% T/A 7.20gL-1 pH 3.31 Residual Sugar 30gL-1
Accolades & Awards
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