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Esk Valley

Esk Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

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 a blend of fruit from both the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley and the Southern Hills sub-region of the Wairau Valley. The soils are a mix of stony river gravels and glacial deposits in the Awatere and heavier clays in the Wairau. The vines 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 undertaken in the pursuit of quality.

The fruit was destemmed and soaked before fermentation in open-topped fermenters with hand plunging employed to gently extract tannin and colour. When dry the wine was pressed to both tank and barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in French oak barriques of which 14% were new for 11 months before blending and bottling.

This is an elegant and complex style of Marlborough Pinot Noir. It exhibits aromatics and flavours of red fruits including cherry and plum with notes of herbs and liquorice. With its subtle oak influence, this is a fruit forward style and a fine match with food.

TECHNICAL DETAILS Region: Marlborough Variety: Pinot Noir Oak Use: 11 months French oak - 14% new Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.71 Total Acidity: 5.33gL Residual Sugar: 0.0gL Barcode:


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