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.
Nice fresh, youthful vibrant appearance. I love wine when it shows classicregional/vineyard character. When it comes to Pinot Noir farmed on Martinboroughs famed River Terrace get excited when smell stones and dirt alongside dried herb and meat. All of these signatures in this wine and I am thrilled by it! There is of course the usual stufflike cherry, baked plum and floral notes, also find the whole bunch component ratherintriguing and charming at present. Will be interesting to see what this does over time…
Drink with Thyme & Rosemary seasoned roasted leg of lamb.Easy on the mintsauce.