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Esk Valley Rose 2019

12.5% abv

Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (with a little toucvh of malbec) were crushed to our open topped fermenters and left to soak on skins for 24 to 36 hours to extract colour from the skins. When sufficient colour had been extracted, juice was pumped from the fermenters, inoculated using a special yeast strain and fermented at low temperatures. The ferment was stopped leaving a small amount of residual sugar and then bottled as quickly as possible to retain freshness.

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.

£12.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Good stock

Esk Valley Estate was first established by Englishman Robert Bird in 1933 under the name Glenvale. Bird constructed the winery and cellars and focussed on producing fortified wine styles that were popular at the time. Glenvale grew quickly and at its peak was the 5th largest winery in New Zealand.

Sir George Fistonich owner of Villa Maria purchased and renamed the estate in 1986 with a focus on high quality wines from local Hawkes Bay vineyards. In 1988 a program to re-establish an abandoned terraced vineyard was undertaken. This vineyard on the north facing valley wall of the old winery site was planted in 1989 and the resulting wine, The Terraces, has become one of New Zealand’s most highly sought-after wines.

Their long-standing winemaker, Gordon Russell, was appointed in 1993 and has dedicated the last 25 years to developing their reputation as a boutique winery, renowned for hand-crafted premium reds and elegant whites.

Reference #:
2595
Strength
12.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec (Cot), Merlot
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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Shipping is free on all Duty Paid UK orders over £150 and £190 for Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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Where do you ship to and when will it arrive?

We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.

All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

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IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41