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ESK VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2017

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  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$23.99 $15.99 elsewhere $23.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Fruit for this is sourced from three blocks – Bayview, Puketapu Terrace and Keltern. 85% is barrel fermented (15%) new and aged on lees for 9 months. Winemaker Gordon Russell likes to pick earlier rather than later to preserve acid freshness ('electricity'). This has a beautiful blend of white and yellow peach flavours; a hint of butter with the acidity holding it in place. This current release is from a second bottling which has no fining or cold stabilisation. As natural as it can be. A beautiful Chardonnay. 


Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This is a medium-bodied and elegant style of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay. The palate is soft and textured with flavours of peach, intermingled with hints of butter, grilled nuts and subtle oak spice.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from subregions around Hawkes Bay. Vineyards in the north at Bay View, provide the finished wine with ripe stone fruit characters, while sites on the cooler river terraces above the Tukaekuri River at Puketapu and the Ngaruroro River at Maraekakaho add a more flinty, grapefruit note. These sites also provide natural acidity to the blended wine. Shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning are all practised in the pursuit of quality.

The individual vineyard parcels were harvested separately in mid to late March and fermented in both tank and French oak barriques (85%). the finished wines were left on there yeast lees with regular stirring until blending and bottling in January 2018. A percentage of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to naturally soften the wine."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.

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