Escarpment Hinemoa Riesling 2011 (6 x 375mL half bottle), Martinborough, NZ

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$27.90 per Bottle
$167.40 per pack
This item is sold out

To view similar items click here.

Overview

100% grown from our Te Muna Road site in what can be considered a remarkable year for the variety.

Region:
NZ - Martinborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

A very sweet style (120g/L sugar) has been created from individual bunch selected grapes. They were carefully skin contacted for 24 hours then gently pressed to yield the precious high sugar must. Using the German classification this wine would be Beerenauslese quality.

Food Matching

An ideal match with fruit based desserts, soft cheeses or enjoy as an aperitif for something to liven up your taste buds.

Cellaring

It is a true reflection of Martinborough’s distinctive terroir. Cellar for up to five years successfully.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Martinborough
Grape Style
Dessert Wines
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
9.8%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

In 1999, Robert and Mem Kirby and Larry and Sue McKenna met for the first time, and quickly realized they shared a great passion for Pinot Noir, and the project to develop Escarpment Vineyard began. Collectively all four directors bring to Escarpment a world of experience, skill and understanding to the nurturing and making of fine, deliciously sublime wine.

In the search for the perfect vineyard site, Larry and Sue kept coming back to the Martinborough area, an area they knew intimately and which they were convinced offered the rich mix of elements required to grow and make fine New World wines, in particular Pinot Noir.

Escarpment Vineyard is planted on alluvial gravel terraces at the base of the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by the legendary Polynesian voyager who, according to Maori legend, discovered New Zealand. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiarlandmark of the district, the three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble unturned canoes. This warrior and his story provide inspiration for Escarpment Vineyard’s distinctive brand and logo, and for Larry and his winemaking team.

View Escarpment website

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING

Loading content...
Loading content...

Peace of Mind