2020 Esk Valley Artisanal Chardonnay

A “work of art”... precisely what this Gordon Russell inspired Artisanal Collection Chardonnay is! To be subjected to this level of quality and refinement circa $25 is a serious treat.

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Further Information

Brand Esk Valley Estate
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Chardonnay
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.0%
Vintage 2020
Country New Zealand

Description

The Artisanal Collection is a new range of fine wines in Esk Valley’s portfolio. Legend Hawkes Bay and Esk Valley winemaker Gordon Russell’s vision is to make a classic, delicious expression of Hawkes Bay Chardonnay with degrees of complexity and style. His undoubted artistry is on full display here... in this soulful Chardonnay brimming with character, panache and quality. The fruit is from coastal and inland vineyards... the two clones and contrasting terroir combining a gorgeous mix of rich stonefruit and flinty grapefruit. The dry 2020 season was one of Hawkes Bay’s finest ever... a little cooler... bringing precise flavours and acidity to the low yielding concentrated fruit. Both parcels were harvested separately and wild yeast fermented in French oak barriques followed by Malo-lactic ferment and extensive lees aging. Artisanal roughly translated means “work of art”... which is precisely what this Gordon Russell inspired Chardonnay is! To be subjected to this level of quality and refinement circa $25 is a serious treat.

Smells
Charming aromas of sun ripened Golden Queen peaches, wheat biscuits, vanilla pods and spice... surrendering to rosemary and toasty nuances.

Tastes
Total class with richness, power and finesse... where warmly concentrated white and yellow fruit titillates the senses, with pearl barley, cinnamon and spice further underpinned by exotic spices, vanilla and toast. The fine, crystalline acid thread compliments and harmonises the fruit, resulting in a multifaceted, exciting wine. Delicious drinking now through 2025, serve with pasta, salads or roasted white meats.

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