ESK VALLEY ARTISANAL CHARDONNAY HAWKE'S BAY 20
This is an outstanding new addition to the much loved Esk Valley stable and it successfully straddles the big buttery Chardonnay style with all the subtleties that wine fans adore about the Chardonnay grape too - namely, its crisp, freshness.
It is part of the new Esk Valley Artisanal Collection wines, which were launched this year and this one is made from clone 95 vines in Hawke’s Bay. The grapes were fermented in French oak with wild yeasts, which gives this wine its rich and nutty flavours, its seductive savoury notes and its full body.
The finished wine went through 50% malolactic fermentation with lees stirring to accentuate and lift the big flavours in this big wine.