Escarpment Noir (Pinot Noir) 2018/2020
Ripe red fruit flavours leap form the glass with a hint of spicy complexity. The palate is both rich and refreshing with all the flavours found on the nose.
Our respect for the land begins with respect for its history. Overlooking the vineyard are the Aorangi Ranges, the very hills made famous by Kupe the great Polynesian voyager who discovered New Zealand, according to Maori legend. Kupe left his three canoes, Nga Waka, on top of the range, giving rise to the now familiar landmark of the district, the “Nga Waka-o-Kupe” or three flat-topped hills on top of the range, which resemble upturned canoes.
Structure and texture sit perfectly with ripe fruit flavours and combine with intriguing complexity.