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. The individual vineyard parcels were harvested and promptly transported to the winery for processing. They were tank fermented utilizing selected yeast strains and left on lees post harvest to gain richness and complexity. The wine was blended and bottled in August . This 'Sauvignon Blanc' is very intense and powerful. True to its Marlborough origins, its flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and cooler notes of fresh herbs, tomato leaf and pea pod; it is full bodied but with a crisp finish. This dry wine is a perfect match for most seafood and many Asian-styled dishes.
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