Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2019
Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
Type: Pinot Noir
All wines that carry the Mt Difficulty Bannockburn label are subject to two strict criteria: they have to be sourced from vineyards situated in a very specific area – Bannockburn, south of the Kawarau River. The reasons for these self-imposed constraints are that this is believed to be an area with very special qualities for growing grapes, and that the management of the vineyard is reflected in the quality of the ultimate product.
The 2019 Pinot Noir opens with luscious dark red and black cherry, dried wild herb florals, with a touch of savoury brown spice. As the wine dwells on the palate layers unfurl, revealing silken texture. Fine textured structure rises gracefully whilst being surrounded by a crunchy tang of acidity and a slight mocha note with some brown spice more vibrant red cherry notes on the long finish.