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Archive for the ‘Pinot Noir’ Category

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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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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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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Bottling – Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

By Huw, 24 October 2014. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Martinborough Wines, Pinot Noir

Earlier this month we bottled our single vineyard Pinot Noirs; Pahi, Kiwa, Te Rehua and Kupe from the outstanding 2013 vintage. The 2013 vintage has given us wines with great ripeness, structure and complexity. These…

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Pinot Noir 2010

By Rebecca Collins, 26 March 2010. Posted in Pinot Noir

Wellington again hosted the NZ version of Pinot Heaven during February. Pinot Noir 2010, the fourth triennial event was a great success with over 400 delegates. The highlight came on the second day when a…

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