Escarpment ‘Kiwa’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Jul-2015
Dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with lighter garnet on the edge. This has a very full, broad and densely packed nose of very ripe dark red and black berried fruits, along with dark plums, complexed by layers of savoury whole bunch stalk and stem perfumes, dried herbs and spices. The nose unfolds lifted violet florals with nuances of soy and balsamic sauce with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich and mouthfilling, harmoniously interwoven flavours of ripe black berried and plummy fruits, savoury whole cluster dried herb and stalk form a soft and densely concentrated palate. The fruit richness unfolds layers of liquorice, spices, earth and balsamic detail. The fruit is integrated with soft-textured, powdery tannin extraction and structure, lending presence and density to the wine. This has great mouthfeel, depth and weight. The fruit sweetness and violet florals lead the wine to rich, lush, solid finish. This is a rich and complex ‘Kiwa’ with harmonious layers of savoury flavours and a mouthfilling structure. Serve with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 9-10+ years. Clones 5, 6 and 13 from 24 y.o. vines from the ‘Cleland' vineyard on Cambridge Road, indigenous yeast fermented with 50% whole bunch to 13.5% alc., the wine spending 16 days on skins, and aged 18 months in 40% new French oak barrels. 19.5/20 Jul 2015 RRP $65.00

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