Escarpment Te Rehua 2017
Te Rehua is luxurious and plush on the palate, it has a unique complexity and texture combined with black cherry and plum fruit flavours.
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.
Vinous: 92 pts
One of Escarpment’s ‘Insight Series’ single vineyard releases, Te Rehua is unquestionably the most luxurious and plush on the palate. It has a unique site derived complexity and texture combined with black cherry/plum fruit flavours. Bottled without filtration, promoting a soft mouth feel and texture, this wine will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful counterpart to any game dishes.