Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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6 bottle(s) at £16.18 per bottle.
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Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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.
Vineyard
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 in August 2019.
Vintage
Due to a cold and drawn out flowering in spring fruit set was lower than average compared to
previous vintages. As a result we saw excellent quality fruit; balanced crop levels ensured the
development of open bunches with small and flavourful berries. Once the New Year rolled
around, Marlborough experienced a summer of the century. Blenheim’s signature high sunshine
hours coupled with a dry season saw crops ripen early without any disease pressure. Long and hot
days with moderately cool nights provided the perfect environment to ensure physical and
flavour ripeness.
Food match
Grilled and Roasted White Meats

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Bottles Per Case 6
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Vintage 2019
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