Established in 1980, Martinborough Vineyard is an iconic, pioneering producer of Martinborough with a commitment to the perfection of Pinot Noir. The first winery to plant Pinot Noir grapes in the famed region, today it is home to the oldest vines in the district.
Artisan winemaking techniques, along with dedication to land preservation, and sharing a legacy of wine knowledge with future generations, has earned Martinborough Vineyard a continuous reputation for excellence.
Warm days, cool nights and low rainfall give rise to a longer ripening season, perfect for increasing depth of flavor. Cool, breezy springs, bring natural low yields and more intense fruit flavors. Mild summers with temperatures rarely above 30°C (86°F); gradually turn into dry autumns with cool night temperatures resulting in ideal conditions for slow even ripening.Martinborough Vineyards are low cropped and hand-tended, yielding approximately 300 tonnes of fruit annually and exclusively grown in the Martinborough appellation using a biological farming method. This method promotes healthy soils which in turn produce healthy vines, more resistant to disease and insects.
Aromas of tropical fruit intertwine with notes of citrus, toast and popcorn that bring to mind the characteristics of great Chardonnay. Careful use of new oak has created a wine that is finely grained and focused, yet shows power, depth of flavour and a lovely mineral core.
BOB CAMPBELL MW - THE REAL REVIEW
A complex, adventurous and quite stylish chardonnay with obvious reductive struck flint and mineral characters with ripe peach and nectarine, brioche and classy oak characters. A complex wine supported by good acidity that helps to drive an impressively lengthy finish.
SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT
Elegant, restrained and poised, this refined rendition shows lemon peel, fig, vanilla and oatmeal aromas with a hint of cedary oak complexity on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused, and displays linear mouthfeel and excellent mid palate weight, brilliantly structured by perfectly pitched acidity. The wine offers wonderful clarity and purity, as well as seductive complexity. At its best: now to 2022.