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Peter Yealands Lighter in Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Peter Yealands Lighter in Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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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 full-flavoured, reduced alcohol Sauvignon Blanc offers intense gooseberry and passionfruit flavours with a crisp, refreshing finish. A lighter alternative that's perfect to enjoy at lunch, or any other occasion.

Tasting Notes

Shows ripe notes of gooseberry and guava, underpinned with herbaceous aromas of snow pea and capsicum.
Palate: The palate shows intense gooseberry and passionfruit flavours balanced with a crisp, refreshing finish
Food Match: Enjoy with fresh seafood, chicken and salads.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

The 2016 growing season started out incredibly dry, with some predicting a severe drought. Fortunately some unseasonal rains in February set the vines up for a great final ripening period. March and April were very consistent, with warm and dry weather experienced throughout Marlborough allowing a harvest that wasn’t dictated by the weather. All varieties were able to be picked at optimal ripeness and in good time. Conditions over the flowering period were stable creating nice even crop levels in the vineyards which translated into wines with great concentration and texture. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful typicity that our Wairau vineyard is known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours of passionfruit and guava, vibrancy, purity and minerality.

Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 1st - 2nd April 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 9.5% pH 3.36 TA 7.31 RS 5.4g/l
We selected and harvested a parcel of Sauvignon Blanc from our lower Wairau vineyard to make this wine. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off, followed by a long cool fermentation in stainless steel to capture and enhance the natural fruit flavours. The parcel was then stabilised, filtered and bottled.

* 25% lighter in alcohol than our 2018 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc

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Food & Wine Matching


Chicken, Turkey, Duck


Oyster, Mussel, Clam


Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout


Prawn, Crab, Crayfish


2017 Marlborough Wine Show

NZ International Wine Show 2014

Product Reviews

Colin Ford 1 July 2014

Herbaceous, clean and crisp with some gooseberry, capsicum and sweet-pea.

18 February 2014

Lightly fragrant on the nose. Palate is flavoured by gooseberry, capsicum and herb notes and shows a bit of sweet and sour character. Pleasantly simple and light.

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