Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2018
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.
Our 2018 Pinot Noir opens with vibrant floral notes, savoury brown spice and earthy notes on top of a core of red cherry that flows through the aroma. On the palate, supple and layered, bright red cherry notes introduce the wine. As the wine dwells on the palate layers unfurl, revealing silken texture. Fine tannins rise gracefully and are slowly displaced by a tang of acidity and more vibrant red cherry notes on the long finish.” - Matt Dicey, Winemaker