2019 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir

Excellent Martinborough vintage and with 19-years of vine age, Kupe vineyard is a full-bodied Pinot Noir with deep complexity and Burgundian structure... impressive... cellar me please!

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Lunn Ave Superstore Low
Constellation Drive Superstore Low

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Further Information

Brand Escarpment Vineyard
Region Martinborough
Varietal Pinot Noir
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand
Organically Grown
Vegan

Description

Planted in 1999 with spacing of 1.5m x 1m (6,600 vines/ha), approaching the planting densities of top Burgundy from where Larry drew his inspiration for Kupe. Now 20-years old… the vines are producing fruit with fabulous depth, varietal character and balance, Kupe has morphed into a unique expression of terroir. The growing season was warm and dry, yielding concentrated, denser flavours and pure fruit with lovely ripeness and soft, but essential tannin structure derived from hand plunging of the ferment. Larry has the oak maturation perfect (50% new French barriques – 50% seasoned) with the concentrated fruit perfectly subsuming the oak. It was bottled without fining and filtration, enhancing mouthfeel, character, and finesse. A stunning Kupe, superbly showcasing the strong Martinborough vintage...

Smells

Dense aromas of black and red fruits with a seductive dried herb infusion, baking spices, complex savoury notes, and haunting florals.

Tastes

Immediately strong and concentrated with a delicious attack of sweet black and red fruits. Mixed spices, fine chocolate, anise, and savoury oak add deep complexity to the mid palate, conjoined with classic savoury and herb seduction strengthening in the juicy, powerful prolonged finish. Impressive tannin and acid structure that will support its evolution through 2026-2034, needs to be served alongside an equally special dish.

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