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2016 Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Gris

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The Gris phenomenon continues to gather momentum and the Kiwis are doing it brilliantly, especially from the cool region of Central Otago. This dramatic region produces excellent examples of aromatic whites and will be one to watch in the next few years. It’s made in the Alsacian style, which means it’s generous in texture and lively with pear and tropical fruits before a slightly sweet finish.

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2016 Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Gris

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Bob Campbell MW (2015 Vintage) says
Medium-dry pinot gris, with a seductively soft texture and pleasant pear and spicy apple flavours. Flattered by a well-judged hint of sweetness that is supported by fruity acidity. Offers good value at this price.
2016 - 2020
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
A gris of drive, freshness and zesty energy, loaded with fresh pear and lemon zest fruit, finishing poised, mineral and persistent with some lingering fruit sweetness.
Wine100, November Issue
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
The junior label here, showing a bright, smooth and attractive pear and peach nose, some gentle leesy, creamy notes and subtle spice. The palate's bright and juicy, with really even and fully formed texture; sweet candied-peach flavours run pretty darn long.
The Good Wine Guide
Michael Cooper (2009 Vintage) says
Tasted in its infancy, the 2009 vintage is a gently sweet style (9 grams/litre of residual sugar), very fresh and vibrant, with crisp acidity, pure varietal flavours of pears and spices, and good delicacy and depth.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This has really striking yellow peach and nectarine fruit and heads into the tropical zone too - really attractive wine, filled with zesty appeal and a hint of spice. Mango, guava and ripe yellow stone fruit flavours make an instant impact up front, nicely shaped and textured, all delivered in smoothly honed style. Terrific value, this kills it in the crowd-pleasing stakes and punches well above its weight!
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009

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