Luna Estate looks after the land and soils, employing regenerative and organic farming principles and practices across both of our vineyards. Sustainable, organic principles drive their farming processes, and in the winery they let the fruit do all the talking. They are proud growers and wine producers, turning all they grow into delicious produce using their own winery. This is truly what it means to be an Estate. 90% of winemaking happens on the land. Their careful practice in the cellar ensures that the unique character of the vineyards shines in your glass. Skillfully grown fruit, minimal handling and patience are the three main ingredients in our wines. No animal products used.
Our Eclipse Vineyard lies in the heart of the terrace on Puruatanga Road. Planting began in 1992 with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These mature vines form the core of Eclipse Chardonnay and Eclipse Pinot Noir. In the mid-1970s, some government scientists suggested that the climate combined with an ancient rocky riverbed to the East of the village might make Martinborough a suitable place to farm quality grapes for wine. This led an intrepid group of pioneers to experiment with an array of grape varieties, most importantly, Pinot Noir. Martinborough is now justifiably world-renowned as one of the greatest Pinot Noir regions on the planet.
Clear and bright appearance with a shimmering pale gold colour. No mistakingthe cool climate chardonnay vibe; White fleshed peach & grapefruit with seaspray like flinty minerality. Some nice, in tune oaky bass notes add some subtle volume. Plenty to sniff and geek out about if so inclined. Superfine to taste! Love the powdery texture, a trimmed and toned package, allvery nervy and energetic, crackling with tension. A real elegant mover though, with delicious citrus and peach flavours in the curl of the finish. So delicious and drinkable right now but will absolutely go the distance in thecellar if that is what is desired.
Delicious paired with pan roasted crispy skin snapper fillet, chunkyoven chips and beurreblanc.