2011 Esk Valley, Verdelho, Hawkes Bay

Producer: Esk Valley Estate
Vintage: 2011
Grape variety: Verdelho
Origin: New Zealand, North Island, Hawkes Bay
Appellation: Hawkes Bay
Date tasted: 30 May 2012
Price when tasted: £11.25

Tasting notes


This native Portuguese grape certainly feels at home here. Peach and grapefruit dominate, with a touch of orange peel. The time the wine spends on lees and in oak barrels gives it a lovely texture while the bright acidity gives freshness. Alc: 14%. (17.5 points)

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