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Peter Yealands Pinot Gris 2018

Peter Yealands Pinot Gris 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.

The Peter Yealands Pinot Gris is brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to subtle flavours of stone fruit and honey. The palate is full and perfectly balanced with a refreshing finish. 

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to flavours of stone fruit and honey.
Palate: The palate is full and perfectly balanced with a refreshing finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with seafood, chicken or pork dishes.
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 very 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 through the warm growing season. The warmer conditions meant that harvest started around two weeks earlier than the previous year.

Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 21st March- 1st April 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.0% pH 3.48 TA 6.15 RS 4.0g/l

Parcels of Pinot Gris were harvested individually over a ten-day period. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed gently, separating the free run juice from the pressings. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavours of pear, honey and stone fruit. Each parcel was fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts. Following fermentation the wine was blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Download Peter Yealands Pinot Gris 2018 Tasting Notes (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching



Chicken, Turkey, Duck


Oyster, Mussel, Clam


Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout


Prawn, Crab, Crayfish


Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche


Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton


2013 Sydney International Wine Competition

2018 Sydney International Wine Competition

2015 Selections Mondiales des Vins 
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
2014 New World Wine Awards
2013 Selections Mondiales des Vins 
2013 New World Wine Awards

2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

2018 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
2018 New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards
2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition
2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
2017 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition
2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition
2015 Marlborough Wine Show
2014 Melbourne International Wine Competition
2014 International Wine Challenge
2014 Marlborough Wine Show
2013 International Wine Challenge
2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition
2013 International Aromatic Competition

Product Reviews

John Saker 1 March 2012

"“This is so juicy and moreish – the balance is right on,” Simon Nunns enthused. Rich and ripe stonefruit flavours and great length, this tapas friendly wine is from the vast Yealands Estate in the Awatere Valley. 4 Stars, Best Buy.”

Dan Murphy's on-line reviewers 2014
"Peter Yealands Pinot Gris is brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to subtle flavours of stone fruit and honey. The palate is full and shows wonderful balance between fruit sweetness and acidity, with a refreshing, crisp finish. Enjoy with Asian food, chicken dishes and many light southern Italian pasta dishes."

The Wine Advocate,
The Independent Consumer's guide to fine wines.

"The 2014 Pinot Gris opens to freash apples and peaches on the nose with a waft of honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, dry and showing a good texture, it offers just enough freahness to hold on the long finish."

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