Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2019, Martinborough

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 13-Aug-2021
Deep, ruby-red with a deep purple hue, lighter on the rim. The nose is savoury and wholesome, with aromas of blackberries, cherry plum at core, interweave ash, earth, deep floral and an amalgam of spices. Medium-full bodied, scents of cherry plum, blackberries melded with violet, black pepper, unveiling earth, ash, savoury elements. The mouthfeel is broad with density of fruit and earth, rich yet bright. Lacy acidity links the fruit, dark floral fragrance and earth details provide vitality and energy. Fine-grained tannin coated the palate with silk, supple yet showing strength and gentle power. This is a beautifully structured Pinot Noir that has subtleties, strength and power on a silky palate. Match with lamb rump and wild boar over the next 10 years. The fruit was sourced from a single site Barton Vineyard on Huangarua Road, 27 y.o. vines. Handpicked, wild fermented in traditional wooden cuvees with 50% whole bunch, open-top, hand plunged every 12 hours, total vat time of 22 days. Aged in French oak barriques for 18 months, 40% new oak. Unfiltered. BioGro organic certified. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Aug 2021 RRP $85

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