Mt Difficulty `Roaring Meg` Pinot Gris 2016

Country
New Zealand
Region
Central Otago
Producer
Mt Difficulty Wines
Grape(s)
Pinot Gris (100%)
Type
White
Style
Mineral
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Off dry
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

A spectacular landscape and sophisticated tourist culture also hoe to some of the world`s best Pinot Noir, not to mention impressive, vivid white wines. Historically noted as pre-eminently suitable for winemaking (Bragato 1895), stonefruit prevailed until renewed interest in the 1950s and then significant commitment by the 1970s pioneers. The main sub-regions lie within close reach but the distinctive mountainous terrain means each occupies a unique niche of climate, aspect and altitude. Soils can vary considerably within each sub -region though a stony free draining base is common to all. The world`s southernmost wine region and the country`s highest, in this semi-continental climate, frosts are an accepted and planned for hazard. Dry autumns and overall low humidity are signficant assets, helping to coax both amazing purity and complexity.

Producer

Boutique winery Mt Difficulty was an early pioneer in the region. With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines and is one of the most respected producers in Central Otago. Situated on the famous Felton Road in Bannockburn, this is a unique and rare area of extremes. Mt Difficulty has harnessed this once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Otago`s and some say New Zealand`s, finest wine production.
Tasting Notes
From the stunning region of Central Otago in New Zealand comes this rich and fruity wine. The nose if a fruit cocktail of aromas including white pear, passionfruit, melon and mango. These tropical fruit flavours are repeated on the palate alongside some delicious stone fruit flavours of peaches and nectarines. The mouthfeel is lovely and rich which leads to a textured and off dry finish.
Food
A great aperitif, this will go well with grilled chicken and lemon sauce, and lightly grilled snapper.
Media
Decanter Wine Awards Silver medal 2014, San Francisco International Wine Competition double Gold medal 2014, IWC Silver medal 2012.