Mt Difficulty 2012 Whites and 2011 Pinot Noirs

28-Jun-2013
mt diffMt Difficulty is one of the most highly recognised of Central Otago labels, with an extremely strong range of wines. The ‘Roaring Meg’ wines offer excellent value, and the estate wines are classic examples at the premium level. The ‘Single Vineyard’ offerings are truly individual in character being terroir expressive, and figure among the best wines of the region and the country. Winemaker Matt Dicey is clearly operating at his best in making these wines from superb quality fruit from vines tended by his brother James and father Robin, who are acknowledged to be authorities in Central Otago viticulture. Ever innovative, the Diceys have introduced the ‘Growers Series’ tier to highlight the expressions of different sub-regions, and new varieties, such as Chenin Blanc. Here I review two 2012 white wines and two 2010 Pinot Noirs that show the breadth of the Mt Difficulty portfolio. www.mtdifficulty.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Central Otago Dry Riesling 2012
  • Mt Difficulty ‘Single Vineyard – Long Gully’ Bannockburn Central Otago Chenin Blanc 2012
  • Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011
  • Mt Difficulty ‘Growers Series – Packspur Vineyard’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

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