Mt Difficulty Pinot Gris 2012 (6 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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The fruit was hand harvested in top condition from the 10th to the 26th of April. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool to help maximise varietal character. All the components were left on gross yeast lees for four months post fermentation with weekly stirring to help enhance the complexity and textural aspects of the wine. Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Estate Pinot Gris 2012 was bottled in late September.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Soft Onion skin / pink in colour, with a floral and stone-fruit driven nose, fresh stone-fruit and citrus on the palate with firm acidity leading into a creamy textual mouth feel – more rich fruit flavours come through and lead into a persistent warming finish."

John Bartlett, NZ Winery Directory (4/JAN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes


The cool vintage of 2012 has resulted in aromas of white peach and jasmine mingled with unerlying crisp red appel notes.


The palate displays clean stonefruit, while the mid palate is full, creamy and well textured. The wine has a rich, mineral driven finish.


Mt Difficulty Estate Pinot Gris will improve for 3 - 5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.

NZ - Central Otago
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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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