Esk Valley Pinot Gris
- Brand Esk Valley
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 13%
- Vintage 2018/9
- Country New Zealand
- Country Region Hawkes Bay
- Grape Variety Pinot Gris
- Closure Screwcap
Intro to Esk Valley Pinot Gris –
Esk Valley Pinot Gris from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. Gordon Russell, the winemaker, has produced another star with this wine. It has aromas and taste of peaches and honey, pineapple and spice.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Esk Valley Pinot Gris from Hawkes Bay is a full bodied style of Pinot Gris with a hint of residual sugar to balance the natural acidity. Barrel fermentation in seasoned barriques has provided the wine with rich aromas and flavours of citrus, stone fruit, honey and pears are evident and a hint of spice adds complexity.
Each vineyard was harvested in the morning while cool, and the grapes were pressed as quickly as possible to retain freshness. After settling, the juice was fermented in a mix of tanks and seasoned oak barriques and then left on yeast lees until blending and bottling.
In New Zealand, Pinot Gris is rapidly gaining ground on Sauvignon Blanc in terms of popularity. This richly aromatic style, with its exotic fruit aromas and flavours has so much going on in the glass that its easy to see why that might be.
The Producer –
Esk Valley winery is situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay; 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 winemakers at Esk Valley have had to make wine in a simple, honest, hands-on way.
Esk Valley Estate sources grapes from both its own vineyards and from contract growers. Traditional methods allied with modern technology enable the winemakers to make wines with texture and complexity. Small batch winemaking prevails, and the 80-year-old open topped concrete fermenters are still used for the production of the hand-made red wines. Chardonnays are barrel fermented and red wines are barrel aged for a minimum of one year with the ‘Winemakers Reserve’ styles spending at least 18 months in French oak barriques.
Drink with –
Great with fish, shellfish, slightly spicy oriental food.
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
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Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
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