The Escarpment “Insight Series” allows individual vineyard expression from exceptional sites within the Martinborough Geographic Indication. This wine was grown on the Cleland Vineyard Cambridge Street, Martinborough from 28 years old vines. A combination of deep alluvial gravels which the Martinborough Terraces are renowned for and a blend of Clones UCD 5, 6 and 13 always rewards us with savoury, complex and spicy wine.
- NZ - Martinborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
A classic example of New World Pinot Noir, the Kiwa displays a complexity derived from its unique vineyard site, combined with black cherry and plum fruit flavours.
Pahi by Escarpment Pinot Noir will continue to develop for up to 10 years.
A wonderful counterpart to any game food.
It was open topped fermented in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 8 hours, with a total vat time of 19 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 12 months. It was fined using a minimum of egg whites to protect the flavours but aid brightness in the glass without filtering, promoting soft mouth feel and texture.