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ESCARPMENT VINEYARD Pahi 2013

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Pahi Pahi

ESCARPMENT VINEYARD Pahi 2013

Escarpment’s Pahi Pinot Noir is a soft supple fruit-forward style sourced from the single 2.5 hectare McCreanor vineyard in Martinborough. The vines are anchored on the gravel and clay soils of the Martinborough Terrace. Fermentation takes place in open topped wooden vats with regular plunging followed by maturation in 30% new French oak for 12 months.
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Escarpment’s Pahi Pinot Noir is a soft supple fruit-forward style sourced from the single 2.5 hectare McCreanor vineyard in Martinborough. The vines are anchored on the gravel and clay soils of the Martinborough Terrace. Fermentation takes place in open topped wooden vats with regular plunging followed by maturation in 30% new French oak for 12 months.
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Martinborough
  • Code: EVPPN
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: New Zealand

Region Martinborough

Martinborough

Martinborough is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the island’s driest area, due to the rain shadow created by the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges. The district is prone to spring frosts, with wind machines employed throughout the area to protect young vines from frost damage. Martinborough’s climate is cool with some maritime influence and the region enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in New Zealand. There is significant diurnal variation, excellent for preserving aromatics and acidity and the naturally breezy conditions help to curb vine vigour, resulting in low yields of grapes with great intensity and flavor concentration. Over time, the river which runs through the region, has carved out cliffs and escarpments to expose stony sub-soils, helping to create the premium vineyard site of ‘Martinborough Terrace’ built over layers of alluvial river terraces. Martinborough has significant plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling but is best known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir sought the world over.