Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is The Esk Valley Estate winery. The winer...Read more...
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Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is The Esk Valley Estate winery. The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay, including the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality. Esk Valley is a boutique winery, but it is unique in that many of the techniques used to craft its award-winning wines are dictated by the winery itself. The old concrete vats, the layout of the buildings, and the absence of modern technology mean the people at Esk Valley have had to make wine in a simple, honest, hands-on way. The people at Esk Valley are as important to the wine-making process as the vines and the high quality grapes they produce. The main pre-requisite for working at Esk Valley is a genuine passion and excitement for wine. This 'Riesling' is produced from selected Marlborough vineyards in both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The warmer sites produce wine with a more tropical fruit aspect while the cooler sites offer citrus notes and acidity. The vines are grown on a VSP trellis and managed intensively with low yields. This dry style of Riesling is versatile and suited to a wide variety of foods. It has classic Marlborough Riesling characters of citrus, peach and honey and a long fresh finish. Enjoy chilled as an aperitif or a lunch wine. Especially good with Thai or Asian styled dishes.
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