Mt Difficulty Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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$335.88 per case
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The grapes for the wines that carry the Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Estate label are subject to two strict criteria: they are managed by our viticultural team and must be sourced from Bannockburn vineyards - the south side of the Kawarau River in the southern Cromwell basin. Mt Difficulty has two planting of Sauvignon Blanc which fulfil these criteria; on Templars Hill and Mansons Farm. Templars Hill soils vary across the vineyard from a mixture of heavy Scotland Point clay soils to drought-prone coarse gravel Bannockburn soils (classified as man-made due to the sluice mining). Mansons Farm has a small area of Bannockburn soil but is mostly comprised of Lochar Soils, which are ideally suited to viticulture.

Ripe tropical fruits with an undercurrent of gooseberry, producing a Sauvignon Blanc in a typical New Zealand style.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes


A cool season has resulted in aromatics of pungent passionfruit with gooseberry and cut hay.


These aromas are replicated as flavours on entry into the palate, moving into a full textured rich mid-palate and finishing with lingering minerality. This wine is ideal for sensible summer evening drinking.

Cellaring Potential

Mt Difficulty Sauvignon Blanc will improve for 3-5 years given optimal cellaring conditions.

NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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