Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014
“The vintage has produced a Pinot Noir displaying ripe rich aromatics; perfumed black fruits of the forest dominate the aroma and these are underpinned by lovely clove, anise and other brown spice notes. The wine displays lovely elegance and flow with striking precision and clarity. On the pallet it kicks off with a supple dark berry entry, moving into a beautifully textured plush mid palate, after which fine elegant textural tannins frame fruit and acidity on a lengthy finish.”
—Matt Dicey, Winemaker
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir will improve for 10-15 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
A very mild winter with decent levels of soil moisture kicked the growing season off early. Spring was magnificent with very few winds and no significant frost events. The low level of wind followed by a warm November meant that vines got off to a fantastic start. December was initially warm and settled and this lead to a compact and successful flowering. Immediately following flowering the wearer turned and we had a protracted cold were period which went through the end of December and the whole of January. February arrived and so to did the hear and a nice dry spell. March brought more of the same and the season finished with a warm flourish, sugar accumulation slowed and we picked at some of the lowest sugar levels ever. The Pinot Noirs from 2014 are clean, soft and elegant, with very focused red and black fruits.
Great growing conditions in 2014 saw slightly larger canopies which has led to slightly higher than average yields of approximately 6.5 - 7 Tonnes. Read more on the tasting notes here.
Alc. 14% T/A 5.0 gL-1 pH 3.64 Res Sugar
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