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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

Flavours are reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit with a delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. The dry style has enhanced the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

13.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

pH

3.18

ACIDITY

6.0 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

A classic warm dry summer allowed a small crop to ripen perfectly producing opulent fruit flavours and great texture.

Vinification details

Vinification included barrel fermentation, partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring to promote the texture and mouth feel.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

Flavours are reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. A dry style has enhanced the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

10.0 g/L

pH

3.16

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

Yes

VEGAN

Yes

Vintage conditions

A classic warm dry summer allowed a small crop to ripen perfectly producing opulent fruit flavours and great texture.

Vinification details

Vinification included barrel fermentation, partial malolactic fermentation
and lees stirring to promote the texture and mouth feel.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Awards

Wine Advocate: 91 pts

 

 

 

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

A Burgundian-inspired Pinot Gris with flavours reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit. A delightfully soft texture ensures a long, commanding finish while the dryness enhances the fruit flavours for which Pinot Gris is renowned.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.6 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

0.5 g/L

pH

3.02

ACIDITY

6.2 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

A classic warm dry summer allowed fruit to ripen perfectly producing opulent fruit flavours and great texture.

Vinification details

Partial malolactic fermentation, lees stirring and barrel fermentation has optimised the texture and mouthfeel.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

A Burgundian-inspired Pinot Gris with flavours reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit. A delightfully soft texture ensures a long, commanding finish while the dryness enhances the fruit flavours for which Pinot Gris is renowned.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.0 g/L

pH

3.31

ACIDITY

5.4 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

Grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace during a cooler growing season for the district. A dry summer allowed fruit to ripen wonderfully.

Vinification details

Part of Escarpment’s ongoing innovation with this variety is to explore skin contact. The fruit was crushed then soaked overnight before ferment giving a slightly deeper colour but increased fruit flavour and texture in the final wine. Partial malolactic fermentation, lees stirring and barrel fermentation has also improved the texture and mouthfeel.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Contact us to discuss

Astute winemaking has delivered an attractive, multi-layered texture.

JamesSuckling.com

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

A Burgundian-inspired Pinot Gris with flavours reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit. A delightfully soft texture ensures a long, commanding finish while the dryness enhances the fruit flavours for which Pinot Gris is renowned.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

pH

3.27

ACIDITY

6.6 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vinification details

Part of Escarpment’s ongoing innovation with this variety is to explore skin contact. The fruit was crushed then soaked overnight before barrel fermentation, giving a slightly deeper colour but increased fruit flavour and texture in the final wine. Partial malolactic fermentation and lees stirring has also improved the texture and mouthfeel.

Awards

JamesSuckling.com: 91 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Some handy depth, texture and freshness. This pinot gris belies the vintage...

JamesSuckling.com

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

A Burgundian-inspired Pinot Gris with flavours reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit. A delightfully soft texture ensures a long, commanding finish while the dryness enhances the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.8 g/L

pH

3.22

ACIDITY

5.3 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Awards

JamesSuckling.com: 91 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

 

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Contact us to discuss

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Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

Flavours are reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. A dry style has enhanced the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.0 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.9 g/L

pH

3.18

ACIDITY

5.8 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Partial

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

Vintage conditions

A classic warm dry summer allowed fruit to ripen perfectly producing opulent fruit flavours and great texture.

Vinification details

The fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed prior to cold settling. Fermentation took place in old French oak barrels, where the wine was aged for a further 11 months on its lees.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss

Download full size images

Gris, Escarpment

Escarpment's Pinot Gris vines are grown on the alluvial gravel soils of the Martinborough Terrace; inspired by the classical French approach to the variety.

Flavours are reminiscent of ripe pears and white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish. A dry style has enhanced the fruit flavours Pinot Gris is renowned for.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.1 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

2.5 g/L

pH

3.18

ACIDITY

6.9 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Larry McKenna

VARIETY

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

FINED USING

Milk, Isinglass

TIME IN OAK

11 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Martinborough

Vintage conditions

Perfect weather in Martinborough during flowering in December 2012 resulted in an ideal crop which did not require thinning.

Vinification details

The fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed prior to cold settling. Fermentation took place in old French oak barrels, where the wine was aged for a further 11 months on its lees.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss