Kupe Pinot Noir
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Kupe is made entirely from Escarpment's home block first planted in 1999 on Te Muna Road. The alluvial gravels on the Martinborough Terrace provide a distinctive character that sets a benchmark for New Zealand Pinot Noir.
CURRENT VINTAGE: 2020 Kupe Pinot Noir
Near perfect growing conditions led to exceptional fruit that was handled with great care to help retain balance and elegance. 100% Abel clone picked over two days; the fruit was fermented in open top fermenters using indigenous yeast. They were hand plunged once daily for a total vat time of 25 days.
After pressing the wine was aged in 35% new French oak barriques for 16 months, creating a wine with ripe flavours and soft tannins. Bottled without fining or filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and balance, and every priority afforded during its elevation, showing all the hallmarks of a grand young Pinot Noir on release, July 2022.
2020 Kupe Pinot Noir
- Alcohol 14.3%
- Total Acid 5.4 g/L
- pH 3.44
- Residual sugar <1g/l
- Total Dry extract 30.4 g/L
- Closure: Stelvin screw cap
97 Points: 2020 Vintage - The Real Review | March 2022
97 Points: 2019 Vintage - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews | August 2021
97 Points: 2019 Vintage - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit | August 2021
95 Points: 2019 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021
9th Place (of 29): 2019 Vintage - The Real Review | March 2021
2nd Place (of 40): 2018 Vintage - The Real Review | March 2021
95 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020
94 Points: 2018 Vintage - The Wine Advocate | November 2020
98 Points: 2017 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019