Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2016x

Pinot Blancx

13.8%x

75x

Escarpmentx

Whitex

1015x

Escarpment Pinot Blanc 2016, Escarpment

New Zealand / Martinborough

Andy's Tasting Notes

Interesting and different. Rich and textural with distinctive hints of peach, citrus, almond and pine. Though full flavoured it maintains a delicacy and elegance which is very appealing.

At its best when served not too chilled.

Price per bottle £11.50

7 in stock

Producer Info

Larry McKenna – otherwise known as Larry McPinot – is the man behind Escarpment.

Escarpment Vineyard was established in 1998 as a joint business venture between Robert & Mem Kirby (of Australia’s Village Roadshow) and Larry & Sue McKenna. Meeting by chance in 1998 through Dr Richard Smith, Larry and Robert quickly hit it off and realised they had more than a love for the grape in common. Serious talk about establishing a definitive New World vineyard began in earnest even then and the ‘idea whose time has come’ has resulted in one of the most significant vineyard developments in the New Zealand district of Martinborough.

The vineyards are sited above a natural escarpment sitting above the Huarangarua River on ancient gravels. Overlooking them are the Aorangi Ranges where Maori legend has it that the Polynesian voyager Kupe abandoned 3 canoes. The upturned canoes are still clearly visible, silhouetted along the top of the ridge, and Kupe’s image takes pride of place on every Escarpment label.

After over 21 years’ winemaking experience in Martinborough, Larry is now recognised as defining the terroir of the region with his exciting range of single vineyard wines. In his understated way, Larry told us, ‘I was awarded the George Fistonich medal by the NZ International Wine Show. It’s one of those lifetime achievement things you get when you have been around too long.’ Escarpment is accredited with Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand ®, an industry initiative directed through New Zealand Winegrowers. With a growing trade and consumer demand for environmentally friendly products, it provides an important platform to promote the New Zealand wine industry as a world leader in clean, green wine production. They are currently following a five-year plan to become organically certified.

Food matchSimple grilled or pan-fried Plaice/Lemon Sole

VegetarianVeganOrganic

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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