Wine Club - 2007 Tastings
Monday 18th June 2007
Quality New Zealand Wines from Hatch Mansfield presented by Quentin Sadler
Hatch Mansfield was founded in 1802, and ownership moved through several hands. It became an independent agency in 1993 when three wine producers - Louis Jadot, Errazuriz and Villa Maria - decided to form their own UK distribution company and bought the rights to the Hatch Mansfield name.
Villa Maria is well known to many but the boutique wineries of Vidal Estate and Esk Valley Estate are perhaps less familiar. Together they represent many varied locations around New Zealand and will give us the opportunity to explore the "regionality" (or "terroir" for francophone purists!) that these different soils and mesoclimates offer, both for the white and red varietals.
The line-up has will include
Esk Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Esk Valley Riesling 2004
Esk Valley Pinot Noir 2005
Esk Valley Reserve merlot cab mal 2004
Esk Valley The Terraces 2004
Villa Maria Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Ballochdale 2006
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot noir 2006
Villa Maria Cellar selection cab merlot 2004
Vidal Riesling 2005.