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Larry McKenna

Kupe Chardonnay 2013

  • Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
  • Total acid: 7.2g/L
  • pH: 3.19
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L
  • Total dry extract: 21.0g/L
  • Closure: Screw Top
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The partners of Escarpment Vineyard are proud to release the seventh vintage of our Kupe Chardonnay. The season has given us perfectly ripe fruit grown on the Martinborough Terrace’s free draining alluvial gravels. It was barrel fermented in 20% new oak and aged on fermentation lees for 10 months before being bottled in September 2014.

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.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

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Kupe Chardonnay 2012
Bob Campbell 5 stars
Rebecca Gibb 18/20

Kupe Chardonnay 2011
Raymond Chan 18/20
Bob Campbell 93/100
Austrian Wine Review 18.5/20

Kupe Chardonnay 2010
Raymond Chan 17.5/20
Bob Campbell 87/100

Kupe Chardonnay 2009
Gourmet Traveller 96/100
Raymond Chan 19/20
Bob Campbell 5 stars

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20   Year when wine should be at its best to drink under ideal cellaring conditions.

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