ESK VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC, MARLBOROUGH

£12.25

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VITICULTURE
Vineyard sites in the warm Wairau Valley (69%) and further south in the cooler Awatere Valley were selected for this wine. The Wairau vineyards are planted on a mix of gravel and clay and provide structure and body to the blended wine. The Awatere Valley vineyards are planted on gravelly free drained soils and due to the cooler nature of these sites, pungent notes of nettle, gooseberry, citrus and pea pod are found in the finished wine. Yields are carefully managed with an extensive shoot and crop thinning undertaken to maximise quality.
WINEMAKING
The individual parcels were harvested and transported to the winery for immediate crushing to capture the freshness of the fruit. Fermentation was conducted at cool temperatures utilising selected yeast strains. Post-fermentation the wines were left on their yeast lees to gain further richness and body before blending and bottling.
OAK TREATMENT
None.
TASTING NOTE
This a very aromatic and intensely flavoured wine true to its Marlborough origins. Its flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and cooler notes of green fruits and fresh herbs. It is rich and full-flavoured with a crisp dry finish which provides freshness and length to the palate.
FOOD MATCHING
Grilled and Roasted White Meats. Fish/Shellfish. Mild Creamy Cheeses. Mature Strong Cheeses. Oriental. Spicy
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw Cap
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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