Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2019 (Central Otago)
The 2019 Roaring Meg Pinot Noir from Mt Difficulty celebrates the potential of Central Otago for producing aromatically intense Pinot Noir. Wild Raspberry and dark Boysenberry overlay sweet brown spice characters. These same berry notes frame the entry to the wine, leading to a textured mid palate. Ripe textural tannins rise gracefully out of the mid-palate to finish the wine. These tannins are balanced by the wine’s acidity and more berry fruit.
Roaring Meg Pinot Noir will improve for 3-5 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
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With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mount Difficulty owns some of the oldest vineyards and is one of the most respected wineries in the Central Otago region of New Zealand's rugged South Island. Situated in Bannockburn, a unique and rare area of extremes, Mt Difficulty has harnessed the once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Central Otago's wine production.
2019 Roaring Meg Pinot Noir from Mt Difficulty saw vintage conditions that were variable, contrasts and many different phases of weather through the growing season. A normal to warm start to the season was interrupted by a cold snap and snowfall mid-November. Weather over flowering was patchy, but overall flowering was successful. An oddity during summer this year was warmer nights and cooler days. this gives the appearance of a warmer season than it really was. There was a significant amount of early season rainfall, right through to the end of January. Cool and very dry conditions prevailed through February when verasion occurs - slowing that phase of ripening down. The heat and regular rainfall did reappear in March and then finally a very cool and lengthy final ripening phase through April. Winery Notes
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