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Escarpment Pinot Noir Te Rehua 2013 750ml
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Escarpment Pinot Noir Te Rehua 2013

Escarpment - Wairarapa - New Zealand - Martinborough

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Rated 97 by Decanter
The most brooding of the Escarpment pinot noirs. This has a dark, minerally nose with graphite and slate that builds into earth-crusted herbs, toasted nuts, dark chocolate and glac_ orange peel, not to mention wet earth and crushed violets. The complexity is deeply integrated. On the palate there's striking clarity and focus: The tannins are fine-tuned, super smooth and rippling with energy, driving long, smooth and clear dark cherry and plum flavors that run alongside and wash up through the finish. A classic rendition of pinot in the iron fist and velvet glove style. Drink in 2019. (Suckling)
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Winery: Escarpment

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Whilst the Pinot Noir grape varietal has its origins in France, and is most closely associated with fine Burgundy wines, it is now grown in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are many reasons for this – the densely packed, deep black bunches of fruits are responsible for making a wide variety of excellent wines, generally agreed to be amongst the most drinkable and accessible one can find. With flavors ranging from currants and red and black berries, to more earthy, spicy notes, Pinot Noir is a versatile varietal which is revered for its relatively light body and beautifully vivid red color However, the grapes themselves are notoriously susceptible to various diseases, and struggle in fluctuating climates. This has not stopped wineries planting and cultivating these vines, though, as Pinot Noir, when grown carefully and treated properly, is a grape with a wide and increasing fan-base, and more often than not produces wonderful wines.

Country: New Zealand

When it comes to New World wines, few countries can compete with Europe quite as well as New Zealand, where modern techniques and technologies are allowing wineries to get the very best results from the wide range of imported grape varieties which flourish there. The warm, sunny climate coupled with brisk oceanic winds and remarkably fertile volcanic soils produce grapes of exceptional quality, and New Zealand wines are notable for their ability to carry the terroir they are grown on into the bottle. Whilst the Sauvignon Blanc wines are probably the most widely exported and popular to come out of new Zealand, fantastic results have been produced from the Bordeaux style wines made in the Auckland region, and the Pinot Noir wines of Central Otago. These Pinot Noir wines are far more fleshy than their Burgundy counterparts, and are probably best enjoyed when young, and bursting with the fruit flavors they carry so well.