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
5 Stars Michael Cooper
"The very refined 2017 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for a year in French oak casks (23 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is an elegant, full-bodied wine, with fresh, concentrated, grapefruit-like, slightly appley flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak and a finely textured, long finish. A youthful, very age-worthy wine, it should be at its best 2021+. Drink 2018 - 2028
96/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)
"Rich, creamy chardonnay with ripe peach, mango, ginger and toasted nut flavours. A complex wine with power that's delivered with great subtlety. Accessible now but should develop well with bottle age. A classy chardonnay. 07 MAR 2018"
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