ESCARPMENT KIWA PINOT NOIR MARTINBOROUGH 18
Kiwa Pinot Noir is a silky, elegant wine with great depth of flavour and the ability to age for up to 10 years as well as provide incredible complexity right now for Pinot Noir lovers. It's made from grapes grown on the Cleland Vineyard in Cambridge Road, Martinborough.
Grapes were fermented using indigenous yeast in traditional wooden cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 21 days. The finished wine was matured for 18 months in French oak barriques, 40% new. It was fined to protect the flavours and aid brightness in the glass but the wine was bottled without filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and texture. This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot Noir. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and is a great match with game food and savoury, earthy flavours, such as mushrooms.