The partners of Escarpment Vineyard are proud to release the fifth vintage of our Kupe Chardonnay. The season was uncharacteristically cool and long but has given us perfectly ripe fruit. Grown on the Martinborough Terrace’s free draining alluvial gravels has yielded the mineral flavors we expect. It was barrel fermented using indigenous yeast in 20% new oak and aged on fermentation lees for 10 months before being bottled in September 2013.
Showing ripe but restrained fruit, intelligent use of oak and a flinty mineral backbone it is at the pinnacle of the style in New Zealand. It will age gracefully for up to 10 years and compliment most kaimoana or entrée dishes.