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
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Rich, flavoursome chardonnay with grapefruit, citrus, white peach, nectarine, oyster shell, mineral and a seasoning of ginger and nut yeast lees characters. A complex, assertive wine that's all the better for a thread of tangy acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. 22 AUG 2019." Drink 2019 - 2024
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"Magnificently complex and sophisticated, the engaging bouquet shows yellow peach, fig, cedar, subtle spice and brioche characters. It is equally gratifying on the palate with outstanding depth and intensity, wonderfully complemented by creamy mouthfeel and bright acidity. Splendidly harmonious and seamless. $36.00. Aug 2019." Drink 2020 - 2026
5 Stars Michael Cooper
"The refined 2018 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (23 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh, youthful and weighty, with generous, ripe stone-fruit flavours, finely integrated nutty oak, excellent complexity and a rich, well-rounded finish. Well worth cellaring, it should be at its best 2021+. Drink 2019 - 2028
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