Mt. Difficulty Pinot Noir Estate 2006

Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand

$33.99
Item No. 99003
  • red wine
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Fermented at a relatively warm 35 degrees and undergoing 11 months lees contact in barrel, the 2006 Pinot Noir is one of the standouts of its kind. A very primal nose of cherry, Doris plum and ripe strawberries all with fabulous definition and vivacity. The palate is beautifully balanced, very elegant and taut with notes of red cherry, plum, raspberry leaf and a hint of cassis towards the structured finish. Wonderful stuff – it is not a crime to drink now but I would leave it a couple of years before opening.
– Neal Martin, April 08- Wine Advocate 92

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With our 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.

Learn About Central Otago

(oh-TAH-go) The southernmost vineyards of the world lie here in Central Otago. Unlike most other New Zealand appellations, Central Otago is inland - nestled right in the middle of the southern island. Its lack of proximity to water creates weather more continental than maritime, leading to big temperature shifts - hot during the day, significantly cooler at night. Notable...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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