2020 Kupe Pinot Noir Escarpment Martinborough  New Zealand Still wine

2020 Kupe Pinot Noir


95Average Score
flagMartinborough / New Zealand

Escarpment’s Kupe is the Martinborough estate’s top single-vineyard Pinot Noir bottling. The wine sees a portion of whole-bunch fermentation and 50% new oak. The 2020 is a beautiful cool-climate Pinot Noir with lovely, lifted aromatics. The whole-bunch heady, herbal scent mingles beautifully with fresh, red berry notes and light spice tones. Tasted alongside other Escarpment Pinot Noirs, Kupe is notable for its extra concentration and fruit density. Bright red cherry and wild strawberry fruit is accompanied by distinctly more savoury, sappy notes. Wood tannins add texture to the wine, but the mid-palate concentration nicely balances out the structure brought by the oak, and the whole-bunch aromatics lend additional complexity. The wine has an impressive, long finish.

FINE+RARE  (June 2022)    Drink 2023-2035

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 9 Marketplace£185.00
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