Kupe Pinot Noir
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The vines which have grown this wine have been our pride and joy since being planted in 1999.
The season was cooler than normal with correspondingly lower alcohol something we have been moving towards to gain better balance and elegance. It has created fruit harvested in brilliant condition giving ripe flavours and soft tannins.
Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques for 18 months. It was bottled without fining or filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and balance.
It is at the vanguard of Pinot noir style in the New World and should age gracefully for up to 10 years. The wine is a true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and Escarpment's winemaking philosophy.