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Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2011

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Escarpment Te Rehua Pinot Noir 2011
Martinborough, New Zealand

The wine was open topped fermented in traditional wooded cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 25 days. After pressing it was matured in 30% new French oak barriques for 12 months. It was fined using a minimum of egg whites to protect the flavours but aid brightness in the glass without filtering, promoting soft mouth feel and texture. It has a unique site derived complexity combined with black cherry/plum fruit flavours.

Alc. 13.2%

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92+ Points ~ Wine Advocate
Gold Medal, 95 Points & 5 Stars ~ Bob Campbell’s Review 2015
5 Stars ~ Michael Cooper
19+/20 Points ~ Raymond Chan Wine Review
94 Points ~ Huon Hooke 2013
96 Points ~ Gourmet Traveller

Winery Profile


Complexity, texture and structure are the three main words in Escarpement’s vocabulary as their experienced team strive to produce the very best New World wines from high-quality grapes grown on alluvial gravel, terraced land along the bank of the Huangarua River. Escarpment’s vineyard director and winemaker Larry McKenna has firmly established himself as a leading winemaker and is particularly respected as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent Pinot Noir winemakers. Referred to by various wine writers and authorities as the ‘Godfather of Pinot Noir’ Larry has built a solid reputation for understanding and gaining the best out of this typically stubborn and capricious grape.


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