Escarpment Pinot Gris 2012 (6 x 750mL), Martinborough, NZ.

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Overview

Grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace during a cool growing season for the district.

A longer summer allowed fruit to ripen wonderfully producing opulent fruit flavours combining beautifully with barrel fermentation to create Burgundian inspired Pinot Gris.

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

Expert Reviews

The 2012 Pinot Gris displays fragrant apple blossom, fresh pear and white peach aromas with nuances of jasmine and white pepper. Dry, medium-bodied and nicely balanced in the mouth, it offers just enough expressive fruit to hold through the medium to long finish. Drink it now to 2015+. Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (OCT/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

Flavours are reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. A dry style has enhanced the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring has improved the texture and mouth feel allowing it to match most entrée dishes. A great alternative to Chardonnay it has been inspired by the classical French approach to the variety. It is an accurate reflection of Martinborough’s unique terroir.

Cellaring

Cellar for up to five years or more, successfully.

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Martinborough
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.3%

Winery Profile

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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.

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