Artisan BLANC Pinot Blanc

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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.

Wine Analysis

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

Tasting Notes

2020 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note

2016 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note 

2015 BLANC Pinot Blanc Tasting Note

Accolades

90 Points: 2020 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021

 

93 Points: 2018 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019

 

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Food Pairing

Food pairings include seafood, soft cheeses, nuts, and dried fruit.