Esk ValleyMerlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2020

Product code: 15673
£16.30 inc VAT
£97.80 / case of 6
Country
Country: New Zealand
Region
Region: Hawke's Bay
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Esk Valley
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 49% Merlot, 26% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
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Country
Country: New Zealand
Region
Region: Hawke's Bay
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Winery: Esk Valley
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 49% Merlot, 26% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc

Product Notes

Esk Valley Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec offers an exquisite symphony of rich flavours. From Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, this full-bodied red blend boasts notes of ripe blackberry and plum, nuanced by undertones of dark chocolate and gentle spice. The superbly structured palate reveals firm tannins and lush, velvety fruits, culminating in a long and satisfying finish. With its fine balance and expertly layered complexity, this emblematic blend is best enjoyed with a succulent roast or strong, mature cheese. An excellent addition to any wine enthusiast's collection. Indulge in the extraordinary craftsmanship of Esk Valley's winemakers with every carefully curated sip.

Tasting Notes

This classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2018 vintage displays aromas of red fruits, cedar and dried herbs with flavours of plum and blackcurrant. The smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins.

About the Winery

Esk Valley

Esk Valley winery, nestled in the heart of New Zealand's thriving Hawkes Bay wine region, is a captivating mix of tradition, innovation, and breath-taking beauty. This boutique winery is best known for its distinctively rich and characterful wines, crafted from a blend of time-honoured methods and modern wine-making techniques.

The vineyard stretches over a spectacular landscape, carpeted with a wide variety of grapes. Among them are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the stars of New Zealand's thriving wine industry. The terroir of the valley and the cool climate infuse the grapes with rich flavours, making for an enchanting bouquet of wines.

An aspect to cherish about Esk Valley winery is their commitment to traditional methods. The winemakers here champion old-world techniques, such as handpicking the grapes and using open top fermentation vats; methods seldom used in modern wine production, that impart a sensory depth to their wines which is hard to surpass.

But don't let its fondness for tradition fool you. Esk Valley also embraces the new-age. The winemaking facility is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring the efficiency and precision necessary to create consistently high-quality wines.

Beyond the wines themselves, the Esk Valley estate is a sight to behold. It's cosy cellar door, framed by rolling vineyards and a serene river offers a tranquil retreat for wine lovers. Here, under the warm Hawkes Bay sun, visitors can savour a well-deserved tasting session, relishing the rich and varied flavours of Esk Valley's masterpieces.

One visit to the Esk Valley winery will not easily be forgotten. It is a testament to New Zealand's wine prowess, a remarkable fusion of new and old, that delivers a unique and memorable experience every time.

If you ever plan a bespoke wine trip to New Zealand, be sure to include a visit to Esk Valley in your itinerary? You certainly won't regret it.

http://www.eskvalley.co.nz

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