A real find and an incredible price for excellent Pinot, the Edge brand champions New Zealand through the use of indigenous iconography. It draws on the Kupe narrative of the Escarpment range and encompasses full flavored, high quality wines at mid price point. The edge refers both to New Zealand's position on the edge of the world and to the Escarpment vineyards being on the edge of the sloping escarpment on the Huangarua River. New Zealand characteristics of bold innovation are hailed by this brand that invites you to join in their venture to the edge.
The wine is 100% Martinborough Pinot Noir, grown on the alluvial gravel terraces for which the district has become famous. The season was exceptionally warm allowing high quality, fully ripe fruit to be harvested early with brilliant ripe cherry/plum flavors. A full bodied style with great backbone and a long lingering finish. An immediately accessible wine, which will improve over the next 2 years. Enjoy with full flavored fish dishes, lamb or vegetarian dishes.
This is a cool climate, elegant, food-friendly Pinot from a producer known for their high-end, single vineyards wines and it is a remarkable bargain.