NOIR Pinot Noir


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Escarpment fashions Pinot Noir from the Martinborough district in New Zealand. Part of our ethos is to explore boundaries and create wines of interest and complexity.


The Noir label brings together 35 years of wine making experience, creating a soft, bright, fruit forward wine which can be enjoyed immediately or will cellar successfully for a number of years. 100% Martinborough fruit, that has been open top fermented using indigenous yeast. After an average vat time of 20 days the wine was pressed off and aged in predominately older French barriques for 11 months.

Bottled without fining or filtration, the resulting wine is a blend of 34 individual parcels. Structure and texture sit perfectly with ripe fruit flavours and gentle tannins that combine with intriguing complexity.

Enjoy with many types of cuisines or cellar confidently for 5+ years.

Wine Analysis

2022 NOIR Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Total acid: 5.9g/l
  • pH 3.65
  • Residual sugar <0.5g/l
  • Total dry extract 27.6g/L
  • Closure: Stelvin screw cap

Tasting Notes

2022 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2021 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2020 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2019 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2018 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note

2017 NOIR Pinot Noir Tasting Note


91 Points: 2022 Vintage - The Real Review | March 2023

91 Points: 2022 Vintage - James Suckling | January 2023

95 Points: 2021 Vintage - Wine Rater Reviews | January 2023

 93 Points: 2020 Vintage - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews | August 2021

 93 Points: 2020 Vintage - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit | August 2021

 92 Points: 2019 Vintage - James Suckling | January 2021

 88 Points: 2019 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021

 87 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020


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Food Pairings

Food pairings include salmon, chicken, or pasta dishes.