Esk Valley Chardonnay 2020
New Zealand / Hawkes Bay
Andy's Tasting Notes
There’s a lovely contrast of richness and intensity allied to freshness, elegance and restraint. Hints of peach, pineapple and lemon with subtle spicy oak, grilled hazelnut and cream. Modestly priced for this level of quality.
“The New Zealand climate brings out the best in this grape, adding fruit intensity without losing the thread of freshness that makes it so food friendly. Esk Valley is a boutique winery, with a clear focus on quality. The wine has peach and citrus notes with a rounded, mouth-filling texture.” Christine Austin, Wine Writer, Yorkshire Post Magazine, Saturday 21st May 2022
We are pleased of offer at this special price, rrp is circa £12.95
Price per bottle £12.95 £10.95
19 in stock
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.
Food matchWhite fish, shellfish, salads