Hand Picked - Foot Stomped
The Escarpment Vineyard, was born out of a passion for Pinot Noir. It is based around 24 hectares of prime viticultural land nestled on the banks overlooking the Huangarua River, Martinborough. Much is close-planted in the latest clones of Pinot Noir, supported by plantings of Pinot Gris and lesser plantings of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay. Escarpment vineyard is committed to sustainable winemaking and organic viticulture. The Escarpment Vineyard along with the Single vineyards Kiwa and Te Rehua have been accredited biogro status since 2019.
100% grown from Escarpment’s Te Muna Road site in what can be considered a perfect, warm dry season.
The summer allowed the fruit to ripen slowly, producing powerful opulent flavours and a flinty mineral backbone which combine beautifully with barrel fermentation to create Burgundian inspired Chardonnay.
Flavours are reminiscent of white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. Partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring has enhanced the texture, complexity and mouth feel allowing it to match most entrée dishes and seafood.