Dicey is the Central Otago brand of the Dicey brothers. Father Robin and sons James and Matt have had an integral involvement in many aspects of Central Otago wine since the early 1990's. The family were founding partners in Mt Difficulty with Matt being the winemaker since its inception in 1996 until now and James viticulturalist for many well known Central Otago wineries. They know their stuff!
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"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.
Dicey Bannockburn wines pay homage. They tell the annual story of the region and share the colours of each season.
Aromas: Stonefruit. Citrus. Blossom.
Palate: Refreshing. Linear. Crisp."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, March 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Pure and fresh, quite floral to begin with then aromas of fresh red and green apple, a lite mandarin, tangelo and lime-flower scent adds lift and distinctiveness. Off-dry with immediately contrasting acidity then flavours of citrus and tree fruits to reflect the nose. Acidity layers in the texture and contrast to the sweetness. Balanced, refreshing and well made. Drink now and through 2028+."