Esk Valley Artisanal Albarino

One of our favourite styles to keep in the fridge at all times!

Esk Valley Artisanal Albarino

2022, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • One of our favourite styles of white - Albariño (pronounced al-bar-een-yoh)
  • Gold medal (The National Wine Awards of Aotearoa New Zealand 2023), Silver medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2023)
  • Aromatic dry style, unoaked white, medium bodied, zesty with lovely crisp acidity
  • Made by Hawke's Bay legend Gordon Russell at Esk Valley
The National Wine Awards of Aotearoa NZ – Gold
NZIWS Silver
RRP $24.99

$19.99

It’s a place. It’s a winery. It used to be called Glenvale (not to be confused with Gloriavale!) but we now know ’em as Esk Valley.

Built in 1933 by an Englishman (Robert Bird) who produced fortified wine from the 30s through to the 70s until the Esk name was created for a premium range of table wines. These days owned under the umbrella of the highly successful Villa Maria brand, although they do operate as an independent winery with their own winemaking team and vineyards including winemaking legend Gordon Russell.

The Esk Valley Artisinal range is a new fine wine range that’s been given a bit of what they like to call “the Gordon Russell treatment”. That means letting one of NZ’s true greats in winemaking roll up his sleeves and craft seriously good value wines true to variety and style. In this case we’re talking about Albariño – one of those styles you may not have ever tried, but once you do, trust us, you’re hooked.

Over the summer months especially this is one of our favourite styles to keep in the fridge at all times. This is quite full bodied for an Albariño, dry in style with juicy stone fruit and citrus flavours, it’s aromatic and slightly spicy and it is so, so damn refreshing!

  • 13%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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