Luna Estate Eclipse Pinot Noir 2018
$ 56.00 incl. GST
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The Eclipse vines sit on a silty clay/loam top soil, above deep alluvial gravels. The grapes are fully destemmed, and the wine sees 15% new French oak. A more tannic and black fruited expression of Pinot, almost Nebbiolo-esque, though this release sees more succulence running through its structure – looks fantastic. Screwcap closure this vintage.
“Dark cherry, ginger snap biscuits, earth and potpourri. A bit of throb and depth here, plenty of spice and damp earth, succulence of dark cherry and cranberry crunch, tannin wide-grained and sure, assertive finish with a bit of the old ‘mineral’ feel as it goes. Very good.” 93+ points, Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au
Luna Estate / Martinborough, Nz
Over The Moon – A Rising Star Of New Zealand Wine
A relatively new label, the foundations of Luna Estate are two excellent vineyard sites – Eclipse, on the famed Martinborough Terraces, and Blue Rock, on Dry River Road, south of the Martinborough village. Martinborough is a region which excites us as New Zealand’s best for complex and varietal Pinot Noir, also raising excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Luna’s ethos is sustainable vineyard practices, and as minimal handling in the winery as possible, under the guidance of chief winemaker Joel Watson, whose previous work has included several vintages with the highly esteemed Curly Flat in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges.
Presently with 25 hectares producing, a significant replanting program to bring 80% of production to Pinot Noir will eventually see the estate sitting around 44 hectares between the two sites. The single vineyard wines show the sites’ contrasts, with the entry point Estate wines rock solid examples.