Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2021
The Artisanal Collection is a new range of fine wines with winemaker Gordon Russell’s artistry and vision on full display, yielding soulful wines that express Esk Valley’s character and Hawkes Bay home.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"This wine reveals classic Albarino notes of lime, peach and an assortment of tropical fruits. It is full and rich with mouthwatering acidity providing length and delicousness with the palate weight enhanced by ageing on yeast lees. It is delicious as a young wine but will gain some complexity with time in the bottle. It is the perfect accompaniment to seafood dishes.
This is a single vineyard wine from the Two Terraces Vineyard situated inland at Mangatahi. The Albarino plantings are located on the upper of the two gravel river terraces formed by the Ngaruroro River. Two clones of Albarino from both Spain and Portugal are planted, with each providing its own distinctive characteristics. Planted in 2018, these vines are intensively managed and yields kept low in the pursuit of quality wine."