Kupe Pinot Noir 2012 (6 x 750mL), 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
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It is at the vanguard of Pinot noir style in the New World and should age gracefully for up to 10 years. The wine is a true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and the skills and experience of winemakers Larry McKenna and Huw Kinch.

NZ - Martinborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The 2012 Kupe Chardonnay is a little youthfully shy at the moment on the nose with delicate citrus and white blossom scents backed up by hints of cedar, lightly buttered toast, chalk dust and almonds. Medium-bodied and tightly knit at this early stage, it gives intense citrus flavors and a great back bone of acid going long and minerally in the finish. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, eRobertParker.com #216 (Part 2) January 2015, Rating 92+

Winery Tasting Notes

Mulberries and red cherries, together with forest floor and a great acidity holding it really well.

NZ - Martinborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork 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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