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Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Peter Yealands 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.

The Peter Yealands Sauvignon shows lifted notes of citrus blossom and passionfruit, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and lemon zest. The palate is full and lively with juicy tropical fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish.

Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Shows lifted notes of citrus blossom and passionfruit, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and lemon zest.
Palate: The palate is brimming with juicy tropical fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and fish.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

Vineyard: 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 and the fruit harvested was full of flavour, with naturally balanced acidity and lovely weight. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful hallmarks that our Awatere and Wairau vineyards are known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours of passionfruit and fresh herbs, with underlying purity and minerality.

Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 22nd March - 9th April 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.32 TA 7.2 RS 3.8g/l
Carefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from our Seaview and Wairau Valley Vineyards were used to craft this wine. The fruit was harvested over a period of eighteen days. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed 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 fruit flavours. Each of the individual parcels were fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts to enhance varietal characters. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered in preparation for bottling.

Download Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching


Chicken, Turkey, Duck


Oyster, Mussel, Clam


Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout


Prawn, Crab, Crayfish


2015 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards of South Africa
2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
2012 Romeo Bragato Awards

2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

2018 Sydney International Wine Competition
2014 Sydney International Wine Competition
2013 Sydney International Wine Competition

2014 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards
2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

2014 China Wine and Spirits Awards 

2018 Berlin Wine Show
2014 International Aromatic Competition
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
2014 Decanter World Wine Awards
2014 Marlborough Wine Show
2013 International Aromatic Competition
2013 New World Wine Awards
2013 China Wine and Spirits Awards
2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
2012 Spleigelau International Wine Competition
2012 New Zealand International Wine Show
2012 China Wine and Spirit Awards

Product Reviews

Regional Trophy 24 June 2014
"Vibrant, lifted, mineral style with lovely purity and a mix of tropical and aromatic fruit. Hints of fig, passion fruit, elderberry and flint give lots of interest, and the palate is pungent, crisp, grassy and long. A benchmark Kiwi Sauvignon."

Jamie Goode 23 March 2015
"An attractive Kiwi Sauvignon from the increasingly impressive Yealands Estate, this is highly aromatic with flavours of green pepper, elderflower and passionfruit. It’s pure, pretty, crisp and delicious."

Victoria Moore 9 May 2015
"A bright and very inviting Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes come from two Marlborough sub-zones. Those from the Awatere Valley contribute verdancy: flavours of crunchy green capsicums, freshly podded peas and green tomatoes. Those from the warmer Wairau offer more star fruit, passion fruit and a tinge of blackcurrant leaf. Bold and refreshing. "

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