Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir. An uncharacteristically cool summer created the distinctive Escarpment style showing complexity, attractive texture and the perfect mix of black, red and green fruit flavours for which Pinot Noir is celebrated.
Inspired by the classic wines of Burgundy, this Pinot Noir is a tribute to Martinborough’s unique terroir. It will cellar gracefully for up to 10 years.
“Complexity, texture and structure” are key to Escarpment's aim - to continually produce the very best of tomorrow's New World wines.
Although they considered other wine growing areas in New Zealand, Larry and Sue McKenna were drawn back to Martinborough area, having grown grapes and making wine there for year. Having discovered the Te Muna river terraces, they knew this was the special spot! Te Muna, means ‘secret’ or ‘special place’ and that is exactly how the people at Escarpment feel about the land and what it means to live, grow and make wine.