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2011 ESCARPMENT PINOT NOIR. Martinborough, New Zealand

Bin:  460

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Area:

Martinborough is at the southern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. A cool area, ideal for Pinot, first made famous by Larry McKenna when at Martinborough Vineyards, and Clive Paton at Ata Rangi. The other key to the area is the high gravel content in the soil

Grape variety:

100% Pinot Noir, aged in French oak (30% new) for 11 months

Producer:

Escarpment is owned and run by Larry McKenna, dubbed ‘The Prince of Pinot’. All his wines are made with intelligence and sensitivity. The grapes are treated with rare tenderness – hand-picked, moved at every stage without the use of pumps, hand-plunged for extraction. It’s a labour-intensive business making great Pinot Noir but Larry wouldn’t dream of doing it any other way

Maturity potential:

Now – 2018

Old Bridge rating:

At around £20 Burgundy really cannot compete. Yes there is more ripeness and fruit than in the Burgundian equivalent, but surely that can only be a good thing – especially when the ripeness is so under-stated and the fruit so fine

Food match:

Pinot-lovers will have no trouble finding something (anything) to drink with this

£19.95

£18.95 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.96 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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