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Wine of the Month May 2024- Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc

SPECIAL OFFER!

Special bottle price – £13.50 (normally £15.50)

Special Case price – £70.00 (normally £93.00 for six bottles)

VINEYARD
Vineyards in the warm Wairau Valley and cooler Awatere Valley (92%) were utilised
for this wine. The vineyards are planted on a mix of free draining gravel and clay soils
which provide both elegance and structure to the blended wine. This was a cooler
Marlborough harvest which resulted in grapes with moderate sugars and excellent
acidity.
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.
WINEMAKER’S COMMENT
This a very aromatic and intensely flavoured wine true to its Marlborough origins.
Cooler harvest conditions have produced a wine with flavours tending towards green
fruits and fresh herbs. It is a rich and full-flavoured style with a crisp dry finish which
provides freshness and length to the palate.
FOOD MATCHES:
A perfect match for seafood, goats cheese and many Asian inspired dishes.

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