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
"This is seductively fragrant on the nose showing dark berry, plum, toasted almond, game and floral aromas. The palate is concentrated and refined, displaying excellent fruit purity and roundness, leading to a persistent silky finish. The wine offers gorgeous fruit flavours together with elegant spicy/savoury notes, making it immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2021. $30.00. www.martinborough-vineyard.co.nz. June 2018." Drink 2018 - 2021
92/100 Huon Hooke
"Deep red-purple colour; the bouquet is a bit reserved, the palate full and solid with abundant tannins. Pepper and dark-cherry flavours; mouthfilling. It's a little bound-up and needs time. There are hidden depths here. 11 JUL 2018." Drink 2020 - 2031
17.5/20 Raymond Chan
"The nose is softly fresh with medium deep aromas of cherries and strawberries with raspberry notes, along with fresh and dark herbs, unfolding red floral elements. This is up-front, pretty, fragrant and uncomplicated. Medium-bodied, the palate is gently sweet and elegant with soft flavours of strawberries and cherries, and subtle raspberry notes. The palate is fresh and lively with mouthwatering acidity, and the fruit is supported by light, supple tannin extraction. As the wine flows, red florals and dark herbs emerge and carry to a lively, lingering finish with brisk acidity. Match with antipasto, tuna, salmon and poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit predominantly from Fraters Road, mainly Dijon clones, vines younger at 8-22 y.o. fully destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 15% new French oak. 17.5/20 Jun 2018 RRP $30.00." Drink 2018 - 2022
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