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Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2016

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$16.98
per bottle
$17.95 (RRP)
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$101.90
per six-bottle case
$107.70 (RRP)
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Thinking differently is what we do at Yealands. Crafting award winning wines in harmony with nature has seen us lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. But most importantly, it means great tasting wines which don’t cost the earth.

Founder Peter Yealands’ vision is to create the world’s most environmentally-friendly wines. Constantly seeking new ways to work, he combines his love of the land with wines as bold as his ambition. These very approachable wines prove that sustainability always rewards with lasting quality. 


Our Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay has a focussed and layered bouquet, this wine exhibits toasty savoury characters which are perfectly balanced with ripe tropical notes. The palate is supple and textured combining ripe stone fruit, and integrated toasty oak with a long, elegant finish.


Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet: Focussed and layered, this wine exhibits toasty savoury characters which are perfectly balanced with ripe tropical notes.
Palate: The palate is supple and textured combining ripe stone fruit, and integrated toasty oak with a long, elegant finish.
Food Match: Grilled crayfish and scallop dishes.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 3 years.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
The 2016 Chardonnay was sourced from a range of Hawkes Bay vineyards in the Korokipo, Crownthorpe, Clive and Mangatahi sub regions of Hawkes Bay. These vineyards are characterized by moderate temperatures and free draining soils, perfect for producing high quality fruit. The 2016 vintage was another great one for Chardonnay in Hawkes Bay. The temperate spring yielded a moderate crop which ripened beautifully over the warm dry summer.

WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 21st March - 1st April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.0% pH 3.57 TA 4.65 RS 2.4g/l
The fruit was gently picked and pressed to give fine fresh juices with a soft texture .The batches were kept separate and fermented with a range of barrels and tanks, temperatures and yeast strains to give complexity of aroma and mouth feel. Some batches went through Malolactic fermentation in barrel for added texture and complexity. After aging on full yeast lees with regular stirring the batches were blended and prepared for bottling. Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2015 exhibits ripe citrus and stone fruit combined with complex smoky, toasty aromas. The palate is ripe and textural and fresh with sweet fruit, lees complexity and subtle oak with an elegant finish.

Download Peter Yealands Reserve Chardonnay 2016 Tasting Note (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

Awards

SILVER
2015 New World Wine Awards

BRONZE
2015 New Zealand International Wine Show
2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition

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