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
"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.