Esk Valley Albariño 2020
New Zealand / Hawkes Bay
Andy's Tasting Notes
The first vintage of this wine from Esk Valley, and it’s an absolute stunner. It quite easily puts many Spanish versions into the shade at this price point, with its rich yet precise and pristine flavour profile, minerality, together with depth and length of flavour.
Terrifically aromatic and bursting with peach fruit. The chalky minerality is superb.
We are pleased to offer this wine at this special price, rrp circa £14.00
Price per bottle £14.00 £11.95
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.
Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is the Esk Valley Estate winery. 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.
An active and accredited member of Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand (SWNZ). All Esk Valley’s vineyards are accredited by SWNZ and the viticultural team has worked hard to get all contract suppliers accredited as well.