Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand
Established in 1992 at the base of the mountain for which the winery is named, Mt Difficulty was among the first to plant vineyards in Bannockburn and realize the sub-region’s potential for world-class Pinot Noirs. Sourcing fruit from 187 acres of ideally-sited vineyards, our winemaking philosophy stresses minimal intervention and ethical viticulture to produce wines that express their personality and reflect their unique home.
Tasting Notes: “Our 2018 Pinot Noir opens with vibrant floral notes, savoury brown spice and earthy notes on top of a core of red cherry that flows through the aroma. On the palate, supple and layered, bright red cherry notes introduce the wine. As the wine dwells on the palate layers unfurl, revealing silken texture. Fine tannins rise gracefully and are slowly displaced by a tang of acidity and more vibrant red cherry notes on the long finish.”
—Matt Dicey, Winemaker