Escarpment Pahi Pinot Noir 2020
Pahi Vineyard, situated on Te Muna Road is a combination of clones 114, 115, Pommard, 667 and Abel, giving a diverse array of flavours and Pinot noir expression.
Part of the Martinborough Terrace, the site possesses the same alluvial, free draining gravel soils which has made Martinborough famous. Planted in 2003 these vines have adequate age, considered by Escarpment to give superior quality fruit. Grown organically since 2020 and transitioning to Biogro status, an exemplary single vineyard expression is assured.
The fruit was open top fermented using indigenous yeast in traditional cuvees, hand plunged every 12 hours, with a total vat time of 18 days. After pressing it was matured in 40% new French oak barriques for 18 months. Bottled without fining or filtration, promoting soft mouth feel and texture. This is an outstanding example of classic Pinot noir. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years and will always be a wonderful complement to any game meat.