Dicey Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2023 (6 Bottles) Bannockburn, Central Otago

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The fruit was hand harvested, brought to the winery on the\ afternoon of picking, where it was foot stomped. The grapes were left overnight then whole bunch pressed, to horizontal fermenters. It was held cold until the indigenous yeast starter got going then the juice warmed and the wine was fermented on full solids. The wine fermented to dry, was then left on full solids for 6 months.

Nose: Quince. White nectarine. Blossom.

Palate: Broad. Rich. Textural.



Dicey Wines, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Wine is about place. Dicey is a place that is a rocky pocket of Central Otago: Bannockburn. It’s not easy to make wine here. Hoar frosts. Wind. Bitter cold and crackling heat. The land is unforgiving and the wines express that struggle.

The fruit comes from three vineyards started by three families transcending two generations. James and Odelle have The Inlet. Matt and Ali belong to Black Rabbit. Their pioneering parents, Robin and Margi, own their Swansong.

Our vineyards are named Swansong, Black Rabbit, and Inlet. Swansong is steep — the vines clawing their way along terraces of eroded gravel and clay. Black Rabbit sits on ancient bedrock, vines nestled into windblown soil. Inlet’s vines drape over a terrace of deep river gravel. We coax the best out of these reluctant soils by striving for balance.

Dicey Bannockburn wines pay homage. They tell the annual story of the region and share the colours of each season. The Single Vineyard wines have an even sharper focus.

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