Mt Difficulty is appropriately named, set as it is against the dramatic landscape of Bannockburn in Central Otago. The winery launched in 1998 with a focus on small batch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Mt Difficulty Chardonnay has a palate of ripe stone fruit, with citrus and a welcome herbaceousness. All is balanced with an elegant acidity. A delicious Chardonnay.
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.