Esk Valley Black Label Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008
This is a full bodied and rich style of Sauvignon Blanc. The warmer nature of the region, provides the wine with an amalgam of the ripe tropical fruit flavours with an underlying herbaceousness. Passionfruit and ripe citrus notes predominate, with a crisp refreshing finish.
Region: Hawkes Bay
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Esk Valley Estate Ltd
Winemaker Notes: The fruit for this wine was hand and machine harvested. Each individual parcel of fruit was fermented separately at cool temperatures and blended before bottling.
Viticulture Notes: This wine is a blend of vineyards from sites on the banks of the Ngaruroro River. Our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are planted on free draining river terraces and yield fruit with crisp acidity and ripe characters. All the vineyards are cane pruned and trellised using a standard VSP (vertical shoot positioning) system.
Alcohol: 13.0% %
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.70 g/L
Cellaring: Enjoy until 2010
Food Match: Enjoy with seafood, Asian and vegetarian dishes.