Escarpment Te Rehua 2015 Martinborough New Zealand

Te Rehua is one of the four wines of Escarpment’s Insight Series which was created by Larry McKenna with the desire to craft a Pinot Noir that was purely dedicated to expressing the unique vineyard characteristics, collectively known as terroir, of the Martinborough Terraces. 23 years-old vines grown in a unique sheltered site of Te Rehua, 1.1 ha only, gives the wine complexity with black cherry/plum fruit flavours.  

Made with traditional methods. Fermented using indigenous yeasts in traditional wood cuvees, matured 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques and fined using egg whites to protect fruity flavours and softening the mouthfeel and texture. Very limited, highly regarded wines.

Drink now - 2021

(€50,27 / liter)


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

9th in James Suckling's Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 2017
93 points, Wine Spectator
Dense and concentrated, with herb and cola accents to the tangy berry and plum flavors. Dark and brooding, with date nut bread, tobacco and baking spice details lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 300 cases made.
19,5/20 points Raymond Chan
"This has excellent depth and concentration allied to perfumed lift and complexity... This is a beautifully rich, vibrant and powerful, but impeccably balanced Pinot Noir with aromatic black fruits and subtle layers of complexity."