Escarpment Artisan Noir, Pinot Noir
Artisan Noir explores a different approach to Martinborough Pinot Noir. Unrestricted by tradition, Escarpment make this wine with a focus on minimal intervention, low sulphur additions, and without filtration. The resulting wine is fruit-driven with savoury and spicy notes. The grapes are 100% grown in Martinborough, on the alluvial gravel terrace.
Bottled without filtration. Structure and texture sit perfectly with ripe fruit flavours and combine with intriguing complexity.
93 Points: 2020 Vintage - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews | August 2021
92 Points: 2019 Vintage - James Suckling | January 2021
88 Points: 2019 Vintage - Jo Czerwinski | June 2021
87 Points: 2018 Vintage - Bob Campbell | February 2020
ESCARPMENT'S AIM IS SIMPLE: TO CONTINUALLY PRODUCE THE VERY BEST OF TOMORROW'S DEFINITIVE NEW WORLD WINES.
Established in 1999 by Larry McKenna, Escarpment is a small New Zealand winery producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a global reputation.
They are a team of passionate people working together to make wines from their organic vineyards using minimal intervention winemaking. They strive for innovation and precision while respecting traditional winemaking techniques. Escarpment wines have always been different, full of surprises and perhaps even unconventional.