Esk Valley Verdelho is made from the traditional and famous variety from the Portugese Island of Madeira where for many centuries it has been used in the production of fortified wine. Esk Valley has been New Zealand's pioneer of this variety, producing a dry style Verdelho from their Hawkes Bay vineyards since 2002. The fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster pressed, then fermented in both tank and aged French oak barriques. The wine in barriques was left on lees till blending and bottling, while the portions in tank were cool fermented to capture the pure vineyard derived aromatics and flavours. Esk Valley Verdelho is a full bodied and dry style wine, rich but with a fresh acidity. Aromas and flavours of peach, musk and orange citrus predominate with a grapefruit like acidity providing length. Enjoy chilled with seafood and Asian inspired dishes.
|Low in Sulphites||N/A|
|Wine Style||Medium-bodied White|