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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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Escarpment Artisan Pinot Gris CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Gris Grigio Martinborough New Zealand
Mature Pinot Gris vines planted to alluvial gravel soils on Martinborough Terrace allow grapes to ripen wonderfully, yielding parcels of powerful, opulent fruit which are treated to barrel fermentation techniques for the creation of a rich, French inspired Pinot Gris. A faithful expression of Martinborough's unique terrior, the touch of residual sugar has enhanced the distinct fruit characters for which Pinot Gris is so renowned. Complete malolactic and lees stirring has enhanced the texture and mouthfeel allowing the juicy palate to match most entree dishes.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
Escarpment aim to produce the very best of tomorrow's definitive new world wines. Complexity, texture and structure are key words and motivators. Escarpment was established in 1999 as a joint business venture between Village Roadshow's Robert and Mem Kirby with Larry and Sue McKenna. Situated just 5 kilometres east of Martinborough village, twenty four hectares of distinctive alluvial gravel, terraced land stretches out along the banks of the Huangarua River. Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris represent a substantial proportion of the white grape selection. While the majority of these grapes are grown on site, Escarpment also sources components of Pinot Gris from the local Station Bush property.
Light apricot hue. Bouquet of florals, nuttyness and ripe, complex fruit. A palate of ripe pears and white nectarine, long, textural and delightfully soft texture before a lingering and memorable, commanding finish. The drying French, adults only styling enhances the generosity of flavour and textural richness, a fine match to delicately prepared white flesh fishes.
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