Free-draining soils, hot summers and long, dry autumns make Martinborough the perfect region for growing traditional cool-climate wines. Founded in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard was a trailblazer in the region and the first to plant the variety for which the region is best known, Pinot Noir. MV now lay claim to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the district. Since the first vintage was released by pharmacist-turned-winemaker Russell Schultz in 1984, they have consistently produced world-class wines from the home block, Martinborough Terraces blocks, and more recently, the Burnt Spur vineyards. A big move towards organic/sustainable vineyards is currently in place.
What The Critics Say
94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"A gorgeous elegant rendition, the fragrant bouquet shows red/black cherry, cranberry, thyme and black olive characters with subtle toasted nut nuances. The palate delivers excellent varietal purity and silky texture combined with attractive savoury complexity, wonderfully structured by fine tannins. The wine is approachable and delectable, and finishes persistent and smooth. At its best: now to 2020. $35.00. www.martinborough-vineyard.co.nz. May 2017." Drink 2017 - 2020
91/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Fresh, tangy pinot noir, with a mix of fruit (plum, cherry, violet) and savoury (fresh herb, anise, spice) flavours, with a backbone of gentle acidity and fine tannins. 24/7/2017." Drink 2017 - 2022
18.5/20 Raymond Chan
"Dark, even ruby-red colour with light purple hues, a little paler on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is well-proportioned with good volume and depth of ripe dark raspberries, black cherries and plum fruit, along with spice and liquorice notes. The fresh fruit aromatics are joined by some savoury herb and earth detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich and sweetly juicy with plush flavours of dark raspberries and black cherries, along with plum and liquorice notes. The fleshy fruit is balanced by fine-grained, supple tannins and fresh acidity that enable accessibility. The palate has vibrancy, richness and sweetness that carries to a sustained finish. This is a rich, fleshy and plush, dark-red, black berry and plum fruited Pinot Noir on a fine-textured, supple and refreshing palate. Match with poultry and pork, and with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. Fruit from the company’s younger vineyards, vines 8-20 y.o., predominantly hand-picked, fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in French oak. 18.5/20 May 2017 RRP $29.00."
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