Escarpment Pinot Noir
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Escarpment Pinot Noir highlights Martinborough's unique terroir and winemaking philosophy, soundly revealed in this blend of Pinot Noir parcels from across this beautifully well-suited cool climate district.
CURRENT VINTAGE: 2021 Escarpment Pinot Noir
The Martinborough growing season saw small crops with above average summer temperatures, leading to good ripeness and concentrated fruit. The 2021 Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir is an assemblage of the best Pinot Noir vineyards across the district, with sixty percent of the fruit for this wine from the Te Muna Road sub region. The fruit was hand harvested and crushed to open top fermenters, with minimal intervention until it was pressed. Plunged just once a day for gentle extraction and then left to macerate on skins for an average vat time of 20 days. It has been aged in French oak barriques (15% new) for 11 months followed by a further 9 months in stainless steel tank before bottling without fining or filtration.
2021 Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Total acid: 5.3g/l
- pH 3.58
- Residual sugar <1.0g/l
- Closure: Stelvin screw cap
94 Points: 2021 Vintage - Bob Campbell | March 2023
95 Points: 2020 Vintage - Cameron Douglas | March 2023
95 Points: 2019 Vintage - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews | August 2021
95 Points: 2019 Vintage - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit | August 2021
94 Points: 2019 Vintage - Wine Spectator | August 2021
90 Points: 2019 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021
91 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020
89 Points: 2018 Vintage - The Wine Advocate | November 2020
94 Points: 2017 Vintage - James Suckling | August 2019
Classic food pairing with any vintage includes red meats, especially game, and full-flavored pasta ragout dishes.