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Esk Valley Estate Great Dirt Collection The Terraces 2016

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Esk Valley Estate Great Dirt Collection The Terraces 2016

  • Grape 40% Malbec 33% Merlot 27% Cabernet Franc
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region Hawkes Bay
  • ABV 14%
  • Producer Esk Valley Estate
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Closure Type Screwcap
  • This is a handcrafted wine with much effort made to produce a wine that is a true expression of its site. The wine is deeply colored and full of primary black fruits, including cherry and blackberry.
  • As a young wine, French oak notes complement the fruit, but with time, complexity and vineyard nuances will predominate. This wine has been sealed with a screw cap to guarantee the quality of each bottle and offers even greater cellaring potential.

This wine is a true vineyard blend with the individual plots of Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc being harvested and fermented together. The grapes were hand harvested, sorted, and destemmed to an 80-year-old concrete vat for fermentation. Hand plunging was employed for cap management. The finished wine was aged in 50% French oak barriques for 17 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Terraces Vineyard is perched on the steep, North West facing slope above the old Esk Valley winery near Bay View in the North of Hawkes Bay. This sunny, sheltered site was originally planted in the 1940s and then re-established with its current plantings in 1989. It occupies approximately one hectare and is planted with Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc which are harvested and fermented together as a true expression of the vineyard. The soils are complex with low fertility, containing layers of seashell and limestone, interspersed with clay and volcanic ash. The vines are spur-pruned, thinned to one bunch per shoot, and hand harvested.

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