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Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Peter Yealands Reserve 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.

Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of blackcurrant bud and passionfruit, underpinned with citrus notes. The palate is full with pure fruit flavours, yet balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish.
Tasting Notes

Bouquet: Lifted notes of blackcurrant leaf and passionfruit, with underlying herbal and citrus aromas.
Palate: The palate is full with pure fruit flavours, yet balanced with a long crisp citrus finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood such as oysters, prawns mussels or fish.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.

Vineyard: Awatere Valley 50%, Wairau Valley 50% 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. Carrying lighter than usual crops along with the cooler weather meant vintage started only a week later than previous years. The Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fruit from the Awatere and the Wairau valleys. The Wairau fruit provides heady tropical notes which are nicely complimented by the classic herbal and mineral texture achieved with Awatere fruit.

Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 27th March - 5th April 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.32 TA 7.45 RS 3.9g/l
The fruit was harvested from the individual sites, 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 pure fruit flavours. The individual parcels were fermented separately using selected yeasts before they were blended, stabilised, filtered and bottled.

Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Tasting Note (PDF 650k)

Food & Wine Matching


Chicken, Turkey, Duck


Oyster, Mussel, Clam


Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout


Prawn, Crab, Crayfish


2018 Sydney International Wine Competition - Best Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Marlborough Wine Competition

2015 Decanter World Wine Awards

2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition
2014 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
2014 Aromatic Wine Competition
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 New Zealand International Wine Show
2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition
2013 International Aromatic Competition

Product Reviews

18 February 2014

An attractive wine that shows a typically Awatere tobacco character on the nose. The palate is relatively ripe and round with grapefruit, gooseberry and capsicum. Clean and straightforward; nicely textural with pretty good concentration in the mouth.
3.5 Stars

Sam Kim10 November 2013

"The wine is intensely aromatic, showing passionfruit, feijoa, peach and herbaceous notes. It's succulent and lush on the palate with excellent mid palate weight and beautifully pitched acidity, providing superb structure and length. Immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2016."
94/100 and 5 Stars