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Esk Valley

Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

This is a dark red fruit and complex style of Marlborough Pinot Noir. It exhibits complex aromatics and flavours of plum and cherry with a subtle oak influence. Although a powerful wine, it has an elegance and underlying acidity typical of the harvest which makes it a fine match with food.


This wine is produced from fruit grown in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley on a mix of stony river gravels and glacial deposits. The vines of mixed clones are trained on an upright vertical shoot positioned trellis and managed intensively to produce low yields of excellent quality fruit. Shoot thinning, bunch thinning and leaf plucking are all employed in the pursuit of quality.

The fruit was destemmed and soaked before fermentation in open topped fermenters. Hand plunging was used to gently extract tannin and colour from the grapes and when dry, the fruit was pressed and run to both tank and barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in French oak barriques before blending and bottling.

Enjoy with a wide range of game dishes, red meats, duck, salmon or tuna.

Enjoy from 2017 – 2020.

Region: Marlborough – Awatere Valley Variety: Pinot Noir Alcohol: 14.0% pH: 3.36 Maturation: 11 months in French oak barriques – 21% new Total acidity: 5.26gL Residual sugar: Dry


Price Breaks 6-100 $21.24 each

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