Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2023
Crafted by Mt Difficulty, Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2023 features aromatic notes of jasmine, blossom, white peach and pear on the nose. A juicy and balanced palate with floral notes, brown spice, baked pear and a citrus acidity to balance the sweetness on the finish. An elegant and balanced cool climate Pinot Gris.
Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris is at its best within one to three years of release.
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 grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested throughout March and into April. The fruit was processed swiftly to minimize oxidation, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool, to help maximise varietal character. We stopped the fermentation in an off-dry style to provide palate weight and texture. The wine is lightly fined and is vegan friendly.
Alc. 13.5% T/A 6.9 g/L pH 3.24 Residual Sugar 5.6 g/L