Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" Martinborough 2009
Larry McKenna is a legend in Martinborough, indeed throughout New Zealand, the man who steered Martinborough Vineyards to international acclaim. Established in 1999, Escarpment’s vineyards are located upon the alluvial loams in the “Te Muna” area that are blessed with good drainage and a cool summer microclimate. The Kupe Single Vineyard has a similar vine density to those found in Burgundy and produces a finely structured pinot noir that will provide fragrant and complex drinking for many years. A New Zealand classic.
Editorial Reviews for Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" Martinborough
Rhubarb, earthy, beet root, a little olive, definitely some astringency on the nose, savory, rich, a little sweeter and denser than the Escarpment, less cut and energy too, some black olive character, rhubarb and beet root in the. Big, rich, little powdery, dense and chewy almost cocoa like in the mouth.
External Reviews for Escarpment Pinot Noir "Kupe" Martinborough
From high density vineyard at Te Muna. Ten year-old vines. Quite dense yet supple wine with savoury, nutty, plum and spicy oak with a hint of wild herb character. 40% whole bunch ferment. Very complex wine with strong sweet tannins that are nicely m... Bob Campbell, MW. A Pinot Noir wine from Wairarapa in New Zealand. 2009 Escarpment Pinot Noir Kupe 750ml