Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2013 (6 x 750mL), Central Otago, NZ.

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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. Each has a specific terroir, largely influenced by climate, and offers a variety of soil types from open gravels to heavier clays. Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Estate Pinot Gris is blended from seven of our Bannockburn vineyards: Templars Hill, Long Gully, Bannockburn Bay, Ferris, Lytefoot, Swansong and Pipeclay Terrace. Templars Hill, Pipeclay Terrace, Swansong and Lytefoot have a combination of heavy Scotland Point clay soils alternating with the drought prone coarse gravel Bannockburn soils. Long Gully consists of Lochar soils, which are well-drained, high pH soils ideally suited to viticulture. Ferris and Bannockburn Bay are the result of dune formation from parent material blown across the river from the Cromwell flats. They are very low in both fertility and water holding capacity.

NZ - Central Otago
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes


The warm vintage of 2013 has resulted in aromas of white peach and pear blossom mingled with underlying crisp red apple notes.


The palate displays ripe succulent peach notes, while the mid palate is full, creamy and well textured. The wine has a rich spice infused 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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