Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2022 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Esk Valley estates
WINEMAKER’S NOTES : Esk Valley has come a long way since Sir George Fistonich purchased the historic Glenvale Winery from the Bird Family in 1986. From a time when ports and sherries ruled the market, Esk Valley began forging a reputation for its innovative and quality wines. Under winemaker Gordon Russell Esk Valley broke boundaries introducing new grape varieties and new wine styles to Hawkes Bay.
From the original historic cellars in the north of Hawkes Bay to Esk Valley’s new purpose built winery within the confines of the renowned Gimblett Gravels, Esk Valley continues to produce a collection of wines regarded amongst New Zealand's finest. Utilising a very traditional and hands off approach including concrete fermenters for the finest parcels of red grapes, Esk Valley continues to build on its reputation.
WINEMAKING :The individual parcels were harvested and transported to the winery for immediate processing to capture the freshness of the fruit. Fermentation was conducted at cool temperatures utilising selected yeast strains along with 5% barrel fermentation to add further richness to the finished blend. Post-fermentation the wines were left on their yeast lees with regular stirring to gain further richness and body before blending and bottling.
Tasting Note: Rich and full bodied in style this wine showcases the intensity of flavour and unique qualities found in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. A mix of ripe tropical flavours and subtle herbaceousness
IDEAL FOOD MATCH: Crunchy Fish Tacos with zesty yoghurt, lime & chive sauce.