Escarpment Nina Rose 2019
- New Zealand, 750ml
On the nose, a hint of strawberry, watermelon and roses. Crisp, dry and textured. Left on skins for a mere 2 hours then barrel fermented in old oak, a very delicate perfect blush coloured Pinot Rosé has resulted.
- Winery: Escarpment
- Varietal: Rosé
- Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2019
- Alcohol: 13%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Light seafood; salads; light pastas & rice dishes; grilled chicken & fish with herbs
Larry’s daughter, christened Nina Rose, was the inspiration for this wine and its naming. 100% Pinot Noir from Te Muna Rd has made a wonderfully perfumed, strawberry aromatic wine.
The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, was born out of a passion for Pinot Noir. The wine styles are innovative for New Zealand. More complexity and structure is strived for with the wines, which will reward cellaring and be sublime matches with food. The vineyard project by Larry McKenna is based around 24 hectares of prime viticultural land nestled on the banks overlooking the Huangarua River, Martinborough. Much of the vineyard is close-planted in the latest clones of Pinot Noir, supported by plantings of Pinot Gris and lesser plantings of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay. The release of the Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2005 heralded the arrival of one of New Zealand’s finest Pinot’s from one of our pioneer Pinot Noir producers. A true reflection of both Martinborough’s unique terroir and the skills and experience of winemaker Larry McKenna. Larry was the recipient of The George Fistonich Medal at the 2008 New Zealand International Show, awarding him and the Escarpment Vineyard with ‘Legends of Wine’ status. In 2014 he was inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame, which aims to recognise individuals who have made major contributions to the New Zealand wine industry.
- 91/100 Points & 4.5/5 Stars - Wine Orbit (2016 vintage)
- 18-/20 Points - Raymond Chan (2016 vintage)
- 18/20 Points - Raymond Chan (2015 vintage)
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