Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Intense passionfruit, citrus, grass and gooseberry explode on the palate, leading to a lovely rich, textured and dry finish.
Mt Difficulty's Roaring Meg Sauvignon Blanc is a classically concentrated and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago.
Fruit for this vintage was sourced from vineyards in the Pisa sub-region of the Cromwell basin of Central Otago, and was carefully handled to retain the maximum varietal fruit character of Sauvignon Blanc.
Roaring Meg is the second label of Mt Difficulty, which was launched in 2004, when a bountiful harvest produced an abundance of fruit. Roaring Meg is a fruit-driven, early drinking series of wines that became an instant hit with Mt. Difficulty drinkers and beyond, and has become a staple ever since.
Mt Difficulty was established in the 1990s by a group of four growers that formerly sold their grapes on, and were true pioneers of the Bannockburn subregion, harnessing a difficult but beautiful terrain overlooking the southern Cromwell Basin. Mt Difficulty creates a unique microclimate of low rainfall and humidity, with hot summers and a large diurnal temperature variation and long cool autumns; conditions that bring the best out of the fickle Pinot Noir grape, and perfect also for Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay. Today, the estate owns some of the regions oldest vines, producing complex, concentrated fruit under fourth generation winemaker, Matt Dicey.
A typically concentrated and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago; the nose is a fruit cocktail of aromas including white pear, passionfruit and melon. Intense passionfruit, citrus, grass and gooseberry explode on the palate, leading to a lovely rich, textured and dry finish.