2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris

2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris

92 Points Richard Caro
2017 Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris
92 Points Richard Caro

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A beautifully dry and elegant Pinot Gris from Central Otago. Mt Difficulty display classy restraint with a subtly aromatic nose and palate that brings juicy fruit with a lovely sense of what Central Otago does best -- refreshing minerality. The subtle richness of the variety means you could match it with food that's a little spicy, or not, or just enjoy it by itself. Really nice wine for the price.

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$21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle



Pinot Gris

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 (2016 vintage)

"Grown and hand-picked at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, and lees-aged in tanks, the 2016 vintage (4.5*) is a vibrant, full-bodied wine (14.5 per cent alcohol), attractively scented, with concentrated, ripe, peachy flavours, a vague hint of sweetness (5 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely balanced acidity, and loads of drink-young appeal."

94/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Mouth-filling, weighty pinot gris with apple, pear, citrus and subtle nutty flavours. An appealing wine, with good purity and a silken texture and a touch of spice evident on its lingering finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour


  • Region

    Central Otago

  • Closure


  • Volume


This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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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