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Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2017

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2017

Availability: In stock

$21.95
per bottle
$22.95 (RRP)
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$131.70
per six-bottle case
$137.70 (RRP)
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Our Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley is New Zealand's most coastal vineyard. Here our vines battle against the elements producing small berries with thick skins and wonderfully rich and intense flavours.

Our Yealands Estate Grüner Veltliner shows lifted notes of roasted almonds, spice and honey. The palate is rich and multi-layered with complementary savoury notes of pepper and spice, which integrates well with fine acidity.
Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet: This Grüner Veltliner shows lifted notes of peach, honey and spice.
Palate: The palate is rich and complex, highlighted by nut and spice notes with a creamy texture that finishes with fine acidity.
Food Match: Extremely versatile especially Asian cuisine, seafood, chicken & pork.
Dietary Information: This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring recommendation: Drink now or cellar for 3-4 years.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
Marlborough experienced a mild-to-cool spring period, which ensured that the vines naturally produced lighter than average yields. These mild temperatures then extended into the summer months, coupled with an unseasonal period of rain, which ultimately alleviated the drought conditions we had experienced over the past two years.

VITICULTURE
The fruit for this wine comes from our Willowflat Vineyard in the Awatere Valley, which produces vines with low vigour and sweet fruit; a perfect combination for aromatic
varieties such as Grüner Veltliner. Intensive vineyard management resulted in low cropping vines with very even ripening which made picking decisions on the 1.5Ha terrace easy.

WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 11th April 2017
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.20 TA 6.0 RS 2.6g/l
The fruit was hand-picked, gently destemmed and pressed to tank where it was settled for 24 hours. The settled juice was racked, taking some light lees to assist with the
development of palate weight and texture. Three different fermentation vessels were used; 225L old French barriques, a 1000L French oval, and a small stainless steel tank. At the end of fermentation the wines were left on lees and regularly stirred to build texture and complexity. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Gruner Veltliner (PDF 650k)

Food & Wine Matching

PORK

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

Awards

TROPHY
Champion Other White Varieties 
2015 New Zealand International Wine Awards 

Champion Other Aromatic
2014 International Aromatic Wine Competition 

GOLD
2015 New Zealand International Wine Show
2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
2014 Sommelier Wine Awards 
2013 International Wine Challenge
2012 Sydney International Wine Competition

SILVER
2017 International Wine Challenge
2015 Easter Show Wine Awards
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
2016 New Zealand International Wine Show
2014 Marlborough Wine Show
2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition
2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
2012 Sommelier Wine
2012 International Wine Challenge
2011 New Zealand International Wine Show

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