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Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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$22.95
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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 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has just been awarded Best New Zealand Wine and Best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition – Hong Kong.


This aromatic wine shows pure fruit flavours of guava, blackcurrant leaf, fresh herbs, layered with bright citrus notes. The palate is textured and elegant, with the distinctive mineral finish that our Estate Sauvignon Blanc is renowned for.


Tasting Notes

 

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet: Shows pure fruit flavours of guava, blackcurrant leaf, fresh herbs, layered with bright citrus notes.
Palate: The palate is textured and elegant, with the distinctive mineral finish that our Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is renowned for.
Food Match: Enjoy as an aperitif, or with freshly shucked oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and clams. Also matches brilliantly with a goats cheese salad.
Dietary Information: This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Drink now or cellar 2-4 years.

VINTAGE SUMMARY
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 Sauvignon Blanc from this vintage is showing the wonderful typicity that our Seaview Vineyard is known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours of blackcurrant leaf and citrus blossom with a vibrant palate that is pure with an elegant mineral finish.

VITICULTURE
Our Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavours. This wine is a blend of four different blocks on the property – two warmer, sheltered inland blocks and two coastal blocks. The wine brings together in harmony the diverse spectrums of the blocks; the warmer sites contributing the expressive aromatics and the cooler sites giving the mineral backbone and length.

WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Jeff Fyfe
Harvest Date: 3rd and 18th of April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.0% pH 3.13 TA 7.3 RS 2.8g/l
Four parcels from the Seaview Vineyard were selected for this wine and harvested individually over three days. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed then pressed gently prior to cold settling for 72 hours. The clear juice was then racked off and each parcel was fermented separately using two different yeasts. A long cool fermentation followed to capture and enhance the pure aromatics. The parcels were then kept on lees for a period of three months, with some stirring to help gain texture and structure. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Download Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

Awards

TROPHY
Best New Zealand Wine
2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition – Hong Kong

Best Sauvignon Blanc
2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition – Hong Kong

BLUE/GOLD
2014 Sydney International Wine Competition

GOLD
2016 Asia Wine Trophy
2016 Air New Zealand Wine Awards
2015 Sommelier Wine Awards UK
2015 China Wine and Spirits Awards
2014 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 China Wine and Spirits Competition
2013 International Aromatic Competition
2013 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
2011 New Zealand International Wine Show

SILVER
2016 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition

Product Reviews

Wine Spectator Magazine 2012 MW
United States 1 May 2012

"Succulent and generous, reminiscent of a mango lassi, with pure, ripe fruit flavors and a creamy texture. Offers shades of fresh herbs, tropical and floral details and a mineral finish. Drink now."

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Denise Medrano
United Kingdom 20 January 2012

"I was delighted by the clean and pure fruit in the wine as well as the fresh minerality that permeated the palate of the wine." 

WineNZ magazine
New Zealand 18 February 2014

Lifted apple and green capsicum on the nose. Relatively sweet fruit flavours of gooseberry with a little passionfruit and capsicum. There's a degree of resudual sweetness here but it is pleasant and lively with good texture and a citrussy zing. 3.5 Stars

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