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Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Gris - Central Otago

Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2020 - Central Otago

Vintage: 2020 | Type: Whites | Producer: Mt Difficulty
Region: New Zealand South Island
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

$17.99: wine special (online only)
$215.88: Per case of 12 (free shipping)
$22.00: reg price

This wine displays delicious ripe aromatics showcasing white fleshed stonefruit, melon with a backdrop of red apple blossom. Succulent peach and rock melon introduce the wine, this then leads into a full textured mid-palate and a ripe phenolic driven finish, this finish helps balance the wines off-dry style. Matt Dicey, Winemaker

The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested early in top condition from the 19th March to the 6th of April. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool, to help maximise varietal character. The wine was stop fermented in an off-dry style to provide palate weight and texture. The wine wasn’t fined before being filtered and bottled.

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Our notes

This lovely Pinot Gris from NZ has quickly become a favourite at Wine Experience. 


Producers notes

What's in a name?
W.G. Rees, one of the original settlers in the Wakitipu Basin, employed a party of six men as drovers to bring a flock of 3000 sheep from Oamaru on the east coast of the South Island. This was an arduous undertaking with many rivers and a number of mountain passes to traverse.  Crossing the Cairnmuir Range to avoid the Cromwell Gorge, they reached the Kawarau river, but found it impossible to get the sheep up the Kawarau Gorge – the gap between the bluff and the river was too narrow.

The mountain above this bluff they called Mt Difficulty.

Our second label is named after another colourful character, Roaring Meg.

The name is widely used in the region from power stations, to rivers, such was the impact of the original name-bearer Meg. The colourful story of Roaring Meg comes from Central Otago's pioneering past. Discovery of gold in the 1860's attracted many young men to Central Otago in search of their fortune. Following them came a number of enterprising young women equally keen to share in the spoils. Legend has it that Meg was one such lady; a high spirited, fun-loving young thing with an eye for opportunity.

Robert Gilkison, lawyer and historian wrote: "It used to be generally told in Cromwell that an early party of diggers took with them two girls from a dancing saloon. When they reached the first large stream they carried the lasses across, and one made so much fuss that they called it after her, 'Roaring Meg', while the other was particularly calm and peaceful and the next stream was called 'Gentle Annie' after her."


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