Mt Difficulty `Bannockburn` Pinot Noir 2014 (6 x 750mL)Central Otago, NZ.

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$44.99 per Bottle
$269.94 per pack


VINTAGE 2014: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 weather turned and we had a protracted cold wet period which went through the end of December and the whole of January. February arrived and so too did the heat and a nice dry spell. March brought more of the same and the season finished with a warm flourish in April. Interestingly, even though the season finished with a warm flourish, sugar accumulation slowed and we picked at some of our lowest sugar levels ever. The white wines have great purity and aromatic intensity, the latter often the hallmark of a cooler vintage.

VINEYARDS:The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty Bannockburn label are subject to two strict criteria: they are managed under the umbrella of the Mt Difficulty viticultural team and must be sourced from vineyards situated on the South side of the Kawarau River at Bannockburn. Each has a specific terroir, largely influenced by climate, and offers a variety of soil types from open gravels to heavier clays. They are all low in fertility, and include light sands, clays, loams and gravels. Mt Difficulty Estate Pinot Noir is blended from a range of Bannockburn vineyards, with the majority of grapes coming from earlier plantings which are predominantly clones 5, 6 and 10/5.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

This 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 palate 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.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - 2016 International Wine Challenge

NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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Winery Profile

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Mt Difficulty is a boutique winery located in Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand. The Bannockburn area is internationally recognised as one of the few places in the world where the pernickety Pinot Noir variety has found a home outside Burgundy.

The unique microclimate of the Bannockburn area provides hot summers, a large diurnal temperature variation and long cool autumns, which brings out the best of Pinot Noir grapes. This, along with a mix of clays and gravels ideal for viticulture, provides an excellent basis not only for Pinot Noir but also for Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

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