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Larry McKenna

Escarpment Chardonnay 2015

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
  • Total acid: 5.8g/L
  • pH: 3.25
  • Residual sugar: 1.2g/L
  • Total dry extract: 20.0g/L
  • Closure: Stelvin screw cap
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100% grown from Escarpment’s Te Muna Road site in what can be considered a perfect, warm dry season.

The summer allowed a smaller crop than usual to ripen slowly, producing powerful opulent avours and a inty mineral backbone which combine beautifully with barrel fermentation to create Burgundian inspired Chardonnay. Flavours are reminiscent of white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding nish. Partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring has enhanced the texture, complexity and mouth feel allowing it to match most entrée dishes and seafood.

It is an accurate re ection of Martinborough’s unique terroir. Cellar for up to ve years or more, successfully.

 

REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Escarpment Chardonnay 2014
Robert Parker 91/100

Escarpment Chardonnay 2012
Raymond Chan 18/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Robert Parker 91/100

Escarpment Chardonnay 2011
Bob Campbell 91/100
Australian Wine Review 17.5/20
Rebecca Gibb 18/20
Robert Parker 91+/100

Escarpment Chardonnay 2010
Bob Campbell 4.5 stars

Escarpment Chardonnay 2009
Raymond Chan 18+/20
Bob Campbell 4 stars
Wine Anorak 92/100

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20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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