Artisan BLANC Pinot Blanc
This vintage is currently sold out.
In 1999 we planted our first Pinot Blanc vines on Te Muna Road. Pinot Blanc (and Pinot Gris) are “sports” of Pinot Noir. Considering how idyllic our site is for growing Pinot Noir, it made perfect sense to discover this variety in all its glory!
In the winery, we treat the fruit in a similar way to Chardonnay. The wine produced is full-bodied and dry, with subtle aromas of quince and honey as it ages. A great summer aperitif.
CURRENT VINTAGE: 2020 BLANC Pinot Blanc
The Kaiserstuhl district of Germany prizes Pinot Blanc for its spicy subtle fruit flavours and its ability to truly reflect its terroir. Escarpment Vineyard is excited to be able to release the tenth Single Vineyard Pinot Blanc from its Te Muna Road Vineyard.
Our site idyllically suits Pinot Noir so classic Pinot Blanc is assured. A barrel-fermented dry style (1g/l sugar) was aged for 11 months prior to bottling. It will certainly create some interesting wine/food pairings. Enjoy while young but this wine will age gracefully for at least 5 years.
2020 BLANC Pinot Blanc:
- Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
- Total acid: 6.5g/L
- pH: 3.17
- Residual sugar: <1g/L
- Total dry extract: 18.5g/L
- Closure: Stelvin Screw Cap
90 Points: 2020 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021
93 Points: 2018 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019
Food pairings include seafood, soft cheeses, nuts, and dried fruit.