Roaring Meg Pinot Gris

A tropical but refreshing Pinot Gris from New Zealand.

From one of the most famous vineyards in Central Otago, comes this rich and fruity Pinot Gris from Mt Difficulty. The nose has some amazing aromas of tropical fruits, followed by melon, pear and wet stones, giving this wine a nice texture and off-dry finish.

Boutique winery Mt Difficulty was an early pioneer in the region. With their founding vineyards established in 1992, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines and is one of the most respected producers in Central Otago. Situated on the famous Felton Road in Bannockburn, this is a unique and rare area of extremes. Mt Difficulty has harnessed this once brutal terrain to produce premium wines at the forefront of Otago's finest wine production.

The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested throughout March and into April. The fruit was processed swiftly to minimize oxidation, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool with aromatic yeast, to help maximise varietal character. The fermentation was stopped in an off-dry style to provide palate weight and texture. The wine is lightly fined with vegan fining agents and is vegan friendly.

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More Information
Wine TypeWhite wine
ClosureScrew Cap
Alc. Vol14
RegionCentral Otago
CountryNew Zealand
Grape VarietalPinot Gris

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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris (also known as Pinot Grigio) is a pink-tinged grape mutation of Pinot Noir. While both Gris and Grigio are genetically the same, the wines produce quite different styles.

Wines that call themselves Pinot Gris are usually richer, with a fuller body and a slightly spicy, herbaceous flavour profile. This style is most associated with the French region of Alsace, though Pinot Gris is also becoming immensely popular in Oregon, California, New Zealand and Australia. You might also find it called Grauburgunder in Germany and Austria.

A wine that calls itself Pinot Grigio will usually be in the light, citrusy, easy-drinking Italian style. Pinot Grigio does not generally have a distinct flavour; having bright acidity is its most famous feature.