Larry McKenna


Raymond Chan – Barrel Samples

By Rebecca Collins, 28 February 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  The Martinborough district has a wealth of top-flight Pinot Noir producers, and what is particularly gratifying is that they all have their own take on what makes quality. Larry McKenna is considered by many…

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Wine Orbit – Wine Reviews December 2016

By Rebecca Collins, 4 January 2017. Posted in Uncategorized

  Escarpment Pinot Blanc 2015 91/100 4.5stars From their vineyard on Te Muna Road, this is an engaging style showing baked apple, oatmeal, nectarine and subtle spice characters on the nose. The palate is concentrated…

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How to (Re)Plant a Vineyard

By Rebecca Collins, 14 December 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

  So, a little while ago we decided to replant one of our blocks at Escarpment, which we call Spurs. It was originally Pinot Noir, and was one of the first blocks to be planted…

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Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

By Rebecca Collins, 23 November 2016. Posted in Escarpment

Escarpment 2016 Rosé, 2015 Pinot Blanc, and 2014 Pinot Gris and Rosé de Noir Even though Larry McKenna has been making wine in Martinborough for over 30 years, he never stops thinking about improving the…

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By Rebecca Collins, 13 October 2016. Posted in Escarpment, Insight Series, Pinot Noir

  One of the world’s foremost Pinot Noir commentator’s Allen Meadows has recently reviewed 221 NZ Pinot noirs from 111 producers in his Issue 64 October 2016 of Burghound.  Allen spends around 6 months of…

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