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Tasting the Single Vineyard Pinot ‘Masterpieces’

By Rebecca Collins, 28 May 2019. Posted in Escarpment Wines, Insight Series, Martinborough Wines, Pinot Noir

By Anne Krebiehl While Aussie winemaker Larry McKenna waits for the New Zealand government to rubber-stamp the sale of his Escarpment winery to Torbreck owner Pete Kight, he is still passionately showing off the quality…

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Optimistic About A Great Vintage

By Rebecca Collins, 29 January 2015. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Horticulture, Vintage

  The great thing about working on the land with crops is that no two seasons are ever exactly the same. Vintages and seasons can be great, average or bad, or a mixture of all…

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MLF Time at Escarpment

By Huw, 26 January 2015. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Pinot Noir

  It is MLF (malolactic fermentation) time at the Escarpment winery, over the last month all our Pinot Noirs in barrel have been undergoing MLF. It is conducted by lactic acid bacteria, which de-acidify the…

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By Rebecca Collins, 10 December 2014. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Horticulture, Martinborough Wines

  As far as events in the vineyard calendar go, flowering is up there with the most important. I however have always felt a bit hard done by when it comes to grape flowers. The…

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2013 Escarpment & Kupe Chardonnay

By Huw, 24 October 2014. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines

Last month we bottled the 2013 Escarpment Chardonnay and our 2013 Kupe single vineyard Chardonnay. We are very excited about these wines from the exceptional 2013 vintage they were both picked in March last year…

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