Esk Valley - Verdehlo 2013New Zealand White Wine
This is a full bodied and dry style wine, rich but with a fresh acidity.
Aromas and flavours of peach, musk and orange citrus predominate with a grapefruit like acidity providing length.
The fruit was hand picked and whole cluster pressed, then fermented in both tank and aged French oak barriques. The wine in barriques was fermented with indigenous yeasts and left on lees till blending and bottling, while the portions in tank were cool fermented to capture the pure vineyard derived aromatics and flavours. The wine was bottled in August 2010.