Mt. Difficulty Bannockburn Sauvignon Blanc 2016
A combination of the warm ripening season and barrel fermentation has resulted in lime and quince notes, intermingled with dried hay. These same citrus notes introduce the wine before moving into a linea flowing mid-palate. There is a nice touch of pithy lemon rind on the finish. This wine is ideal for sensible summer evening drinking.
With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt 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.
The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification was set up by British wine writer Matthew Jukes and Australian Tyson Stelzer they call it "a purposeful contrast to static classifications such as the famous Bordeaux 1855 Classification”. Mt. Difficulty has again received a 5 Star Rating for the 6th Consecutive Year. Mt. Difficulty is one of only 4 New Zealand wineries with 5 stars.