Esk Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand 2016

Per bottle £17.49

Quick Facts

  • Brand Esk Valley
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 13.5
  • Vintage 2016
  • Country New Zealand
  • Country Region Marlborough
  • Grape Variety Pinot Noir
  • Closure Screwcap
Per bottle - £17.49
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Intro to Esk Valley Pinot Noir –

Esk Valley Pinot Noir from Marlborough in New Zealand is an elegant complex wine with aromas and flavours of red fruits and cherries with a subtle light oakiness that enhances the flavour.

Full tasting note and wine making –

The Esk Valley Pinot Noir is very typical of Marlborough Pinot Noir as it exhibits aromatics and flavours of red fruits, plum and cherry with a subtle oak influence. Although it is a full powerful wine, it has an elegance and underlying acidity typical of the region, which makes it a fine match with food. This wine is a blend of fruit from both the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley and the Southern Hills sub region of the Wairau Valley in the Marlborough area. The fruit was hand-picked, de-stemmed and soaked before fermentation in open topped fermenting vessels. Hand plunging was used to gently extract tannin and colour from the grapes and when dry, the fruit was pressed and run in to both tanks and barrels where alcoholic and malolactic fermentation takes place. The Esk Valley Pinot Noir was then aged in French oak barriques before blending and bottling.

The producer –

The Esk Valley Estate sources grapes from both its own vineyards and from contract growers. Traditional methods allied with modern technology enable the winemakers to make wines with texture and complexity. Gordon Russell the chief winemaker, is a traditional winemaker and so small batch wine-making prevails, and the 80-year-old open topped concrete fermenters are still used for the production of the hand-made red wines. Chardonnays are barrel fermented and red wines are barrel aged for a minimum of one year with the ‘Winemakers Reserve’ styles spending at least 18 months in French oak barriques.

Drink with –

This wine is great with grilled and roasted white meats, pizza, pasta, casseroles and mature strong cheeses.

Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.

Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.

Click and Collect Service

If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.

Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.

Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.

Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

Non UK Mainland addresses

For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.

The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:

AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

If any items you ordered are out of stock we will contact you as soon as possible.

Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

We hope you enjoy your wines and would love to hear what you thought of them.

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