Kiwa by Escarpment Pinot Noir 2009 (6 x 750mL), Martinborough, NZ.

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$54.90 per Bottle
$329.40 per pack
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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.

Cellaring Potential

Pahi by Escarpment Pinot Noir will continue to develop for up to 10 years.

Food Matching

A wonderful counterpart to any game food.

Winemaking Note

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.

NZ - Martinborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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