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Peter Yealands Reserve Pinot Gris 2018

Peter Yealands Reserve Pinot Gris 2018

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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.

This wine is brimming with concentrated notes of ripe pear and honeysuckle, with underlying spicy flavours. The palate is luscious and generous showing wonderful balance between fruit and acidity with a long dry finish.
Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet: This wine is brimming with concentrated notes of ripe pear and honeysuckle, with underlying spicy flavours.
Palate: The palate is luscious and generous showing wonderful balance between fruit and acidity with a long dry finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with poultry and mushroom dishes such as creamy pasta with porcini.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 3 years.

VINTAGE SUMMARY: The growing season in Marlborough started out warm and dry, resulting in even flowering and ultimately balanced vines with the right amount of crop to get them through to harvest. The warm weather continued through Spring and Summer, with periodic rains which kept the vines hydrated throughout the growing season. These warmer conditions also meant harvest started around two weeks earlier than the previous year and resulted in Pinot Gris that is focused, with lifted aromatics and a beautifully concentrated mouthfeel.

WINEMAKING

Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 21st- 30th March 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.49 TA 6.24 RS 3.9g/l

The Pinot Gris for this wine was harvested, destemmed and gently pressed, where the free run juice was separated from the pressings into stainless steel tanks and left to settle for 72 hours. The clear juice was then racked, with portions going into older French barriques, a 1000L French Oak Oval and the balance to small stainless steel tanks and fermented using selected yeast strains. The parcels in barriques and oval were kept on lees for a period of time, where they were stirred twice weekly to build texture and structure. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Download Peter Yealands Reserve Pinot Gris Tasting Notes (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

SOFT CHEESE

Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche

PUNGENT CHEESE

Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton

Awards

PURE GOLD
2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

GOLD
2014 New World Wine Awards

SILVER
2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
2015 Easter Show Wine Awards
2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition
2013 International Aromatic Competition

Product Reviews

WINE ORBIT
Sam Kim10 November 2013

"The wine is full of apricot, peach and pear aromas with subtle spice notes. It's concentrated and succulent on the palate showing excellent fruit intensity and smooth texture, leading to a lingering juicy finish. A fabulous drink. At its best: now to 2017." 93/100 and 5 Stars