Escarpment Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is one of those rarely seen varieties that deserves more credit here in New Zealand and we applaud those adventurous winemakers who make these wines. The wine is almost Chardonnay-like although it does not have any oak influence. It is dry and salivating.

Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris are all stable mates and while Blanc and Noir originated in Burgundy you are more likely to find wines made from Blanc in the Alsace region now or even in Italy where it is known as Bianco. It makes sense that Escarpment planted this variety 20 years ago in their Te Muna Road Vineyard as conditions are perfect. Exploring their boundaries has always been a key part of their wine philosophy. The wine is treated the same way as Chardonnay, barrel fermented in old barrels to give a medium-bodied, dry example of the variety. we really enjoyed it. It’s fun and interesting.

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About This Wine

Country
NZ
Region
Wairarapa
Appellation
Martinborough
Type
White
Varietal
Pinot Blanc
Soils
alluvial gravels
Farming
sustainable
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
13%
Pairing
soft cheeses