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PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 [231 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Chardonnay 2016 .pdf

Friday, 28 April 2017

This is a full bodied yet elegant style of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay exhibiting aromas of peach and melon intermingled with hints of butter, grapefruit and French oak spice.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Marlborough Riesling 2016 [186 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Valley Riesling 2016.pdf

Friday, 28 April 2017

Keywords: Esk Valley Riesling 2016

This dry style of Riesling is versatile and suited to a wide variety of foods. It has classic Marlborough Riesling characters of citrus, peach and honey and a long fresh finish. Enjoy chilled as an apéritif or a lunch wine.

PDF File IconVilla Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 [284 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VM CS Sav Blanc 2016.pdf

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Powerful and juicy this is a pure expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, kaffir lime and gooseberry.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 [269 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk WRes HB Chard 2016.pdf

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

This is a full bodied elegant and complex Chardonnay which displays vineyard derived complexity and flavours of peach, grapefruit and cashew. Naturally made with a ‘hands off’ approach it is both food friendly and age worthy.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay 2016 [269 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk WRes HB Chard 2016.pdf

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

This is an elegant, complex and creamy textured Chardonnay which displays vineyard derived complexity and flavours of peach, grapefruit and cashew. Naturally made with a ‘hands off’ approach it is both food friendly and age worthy and vividly exhibits the complexity of Bay View Chardonnay. Further interest is added with subtle oak and lees developing complexity from barrel ageing.

PDF File IconVilla Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot [236 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VM PB Merlot 2015.pdf

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Keywords: Villa Maria Private Bin Hawkes Bay Merlot

High sunshine hours and low rainfall make Hawkes Bay New Zealand’s ‘home’ to the French Bordeaux variety Merlot.

PDF File IconVilla Maria Cellar Selection Albarino 2015 [349 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VMCS Albarino 2015 .pdf

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Keywords: VM CS Albarino 2015

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Albarino 2015

PDF File IconEsk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 [248 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Marl Pinot Noir 2015.pdf

Friday, 30 September 2016

This is a dark fruited and complex style of Marlborough Pinot Noir showcasing the quality of the 2015 harvest. It exhibits aromatics and flavours of dark, 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.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2016 [195 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Pinot Gris 2016.pdf

Friday, 30 September 2016

This is a drier styled Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris, elegant and delicious with flavours of citrus, peach, honey and pear. Barrel fermentation in seasoned barriques has provided the blended wine with richness while the tank ferments have captured the classic aromatics and flavours of Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Rose 2016 [253 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Rose 2016.pdf

Friday, 30 September 2016

This dry style Rosé is widely regarded as New Zealand’s premium Rosé, having won many awards over the years since its first vintage in 1991. It is excellent with most foods or as an apéritif. Aromas of strawberries and red fruits predominate while a hint of spice adds complexity. The wine is full flavoured, elegant and delicious reflecting the excellent 2016 Hawkes Bay harvest.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2015 [272 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Valley GG Merlot Cab Sauv Malbec 2015.pdf

Friday, 30 September 2016

This is a full bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of blackberry and cherry with a subtle oak seasoning, while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its well ripened tannins the wine can be enjoyed young, although it also shows the potential to age gracefully and gain further complexity.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Marlborough Riesling 2015 [150 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Riesling 2015 .pdf

Friday, 30 September 2016

This is a dry style of riesling which is versatile and suited to a wide variety of food matches or as an aperitif. It has classic Marlborough riesling characters of peach, citrus and honey with a long refreshing finish.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015 [221 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Chardonnay 2015 .pdf

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Keywords: Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015

This is a full bodied yet elegant style of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay exhibiting aromas of peach and melon intermingled with hints of butter, grapefruit, nuts and French oak spice.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 [275 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Marl Sauv Blanc 2015.pdf

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Keywords: Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This is a very intense and powerful wine. True to its Marlborough origins, its flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and cooler notes of green fruits and fresh herbs.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015 [258 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk WRes HB Chard 2015.pdf

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Keywords: Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015

This is a full bodied elegant and complex Chardonnay which displays vineyard derived complexity and flavours of peach, grapefruit and cashew. Naturally made with a ‘hands off’ approach it is both food friendly and age worthy.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014 [282 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Syrah 2014.pdf

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Keywords: Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014

This is a very deeply coloured wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of dark berry fruits, pepper and exotic spices with a subtle oak integration. It is soft and full bodied, enjoyable in its youth but with excellent ageing potential.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014 [285 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk WRes HB Chard 2014 .pdf

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Keywords: Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2014

This is a full bodied Chardonnay which displays vineyard derived complexity and elegance

PDF File IconVilla Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Verdelho Organic 2012 [327 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VM SV Organic Ihumatao Verdelho12.pdf

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Keywords: Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Verdelho Organic 2012

This unique, distinctive and aromatic wine shows lifted citrus blossom, mandarin peel, quince and spice on the nose. A mealy, textured and complexing mouthfeel on the palate with natural acidity, gives length and a lingering finish.

PDF File IconVilla Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2013 [309 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VM SV Taylors Pass Chard 2013.pdf

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Keywords: Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2013

This mineral driven wine style showcasing complex aromas of lemon rind, gun smoke and brioche forming a distinctive Taylors Pass Vineyard characteristic. This elegant Chardonnay displays stylish finesse, expressing flavour profiles of citrus, white peach and almond with subtle integrated oak enhancing the restrained seamless finish.

PDF File IconEsk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 [283 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Valley Marl Pinot Noir 2014.pdf

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Keywords: Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

PDF File IconEsk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2014 [307 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk Valley GG Merlot Cab Sauv Malbec 2014.pdf

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Keywords: Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2014

Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2014

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2015 [191 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Pinot Gris 2015.pdf

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Keywords: Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2015

Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2015

PDF File IconEsk Valley Hawkes Bay Rose 2015 [241 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk HB Rose 2015.pdf

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Keywords: Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Rose 2015

Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Rose 2015

PDF File IconVilla Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Grenache 2014 [279 KB - pdf]

Document Name: VM Cellar Selection Grenache 2014 .pdf

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Keywords: Villa Maria, Cellar Selection, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, Grenache, 2014

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Grenache 2014

PDF File IconEsk Valley Winemakers Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 [301 KB - pdf]

Document Name: Esk WRes HB Chenin Blanc 2013.pdf

Monday, 29 June 2015

Keywords: Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013

Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013