Escarpment - Kupe Pinot Noir 2012Soft Tannins
The Escarpment 'Insight Series' allows individual vineyard expression from exceptional sites within the Martinborough Geographic Indication.
The season was cooler and drier than average for this block. It has created fruit harvested in brilliant condition giving ripe flavours soft tannins and slightly lower alcohol levels (about 0.5%) than normal. Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques the wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on release in 2014.
The vines which have grown this wine have been their pride and joy since being planted in 1999.
This is the sixth release from The Escarpment Vineyard's close planted vineyard on Te Muna Road, Martinborough.