2016 Mt Difficulty Growers Lowburn Valley Chardonnay

2016 Mt Difficulty Growers Lowburn Valley Chardonnay

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Mt Difficulty Growers Lowburn Valley Chardonnay
92 Points Richard Caro

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A great deal on this wine- check out the cellar door price, its way, way more. Chardonnay from Central Otago is seriously underrated, and here is why. Mouthfilling and plump, stonefruit and citrus are touched with toasty oak, while running through the middle is a wet-stone mineral theme that really sets the wine alive. Rich yet salivating and fresh, this is what Central Chard is all about!

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Elsewhere up to $34.99 Save $7 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle




Its Origins

It all began in the early 1990's, when the owners of five newly-planted vineyards in Bannockburn shook hands and decided to work together to produce wine under one label, Mt Difficulty. As a result, Mt Difficulty now owns some of the oldest vineyards in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago in New Zealand's rugged South Island. The Mt Difficulty brand started in 1998 with a very small production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made by Grant Taylor of Gibbston Valley Wines (now of Valli Wines). Prior to this the gang sold their grapes to either Gibbston Valley or Chard Farm. The Air New Zealand wine awards in 1999 put Mt Difficulty on the map, with the 1998 Pinot Noir winning a gold medal and the Chardonnay, silver.

What The Critics Say

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)

"Still unfolding, the youthful 2015 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked at two sites at Lowburn, in Central Otago, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (17 per cent new). Light lemon/green, it is lemon-scented, with mouthfilling body, strong, vibrant, citrusy flavours, well-integrated oak, good complexity and excellent length. Best drinking mid-2018+."

(Review not yet available)

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


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  • Region

    Central Otago

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  • Maturity

    2017 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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