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Esk Valley Red Blend 2019

Tasting Notes

Winery: Esk Valley
Varietal: Red Blend
SKU: ESKRED2019 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Esk Valley Red Blend 2019

$19.99

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Awards/Reviews

93 pts Decanter Feb 2022

Welcoming vibrantly aromatic style, violets and cassis, herbal earthy notes. Impressive concentration of juicy fruit, fine-grained tannins, charry elements to finish.

90 pts James Suckling Nov 2021

Red berries, blackcurrants, cedar, dried herbs and earth on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Fruity and supple. Drink now. Screw cap.

Winemaker Notes

47% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec

This wine was blended from grapes grown within the renown Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District. These deep stony soils have excellent drainage and low vigor, ideal for the production of high-quality red wine. Our vineyard sites are close planted and yields per vine are kept low to
maximize quality.
The individual vineyard and varietal parcels were destemmed to our fermenters and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Once active the ferments were hand plunged or gently pumped over to extract tannin and color from the skins. After a period of maceration on skins the new
wines were pressed to barrel and tank for malolactic fermentation. The individual parcels were aged separately in French oak barriques for 12 months before blending and bottling.

This is a rich and full-bodied Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely colored, it has a bouquet of darkccherry, blackberry, dried herbs and cedar. It is soft and generous in nature and can be enjoyed as a youthful wine, but possesses sufficient tannin to age gracefully for many years.

 

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