Esk Valley Artisanal Chardonnay

Classic Hawke's Bay Chardonnay with a bit of the old 'Gordon Russell' treatment!

Esk Valley Artisanal Chardonnay

2022, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Rich, full bodied Hawke's Bay Chardonnay given what they like to call the 'Gordon Russell' treatment
  • 4 Stars (Michael Cooper, The Listener) - "Mouthfilling, it has very good depth of youthful, peachy, citrusy flavours and fresh acidity"
  • Barrel fermented with wild yeast in French barriques for 10 months
  • Richer styles of Chardonnay like this pair perfectly with creamy fish and white meat dishes!
Michael Cooper 4 Stars
RRP $24.99


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 a classic, barrel fermented, rich style Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay fermented with wild yeast in French oak for 10 months.

  • 13.5%
  • 750ml
  • Screwcap
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