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Peter Yealands Merlot 2016

Peter Yealands Merlot 2016

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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 Merlot shows concentrated notes of plum, dark berries, and underlying cassis. The palate is soft with finely balanced supple tannins, and a rich lingering finish.

Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet:
Concentrated notes of plum, dark berries and underlying cassis.
Palate: The palate is soft with finely balanced supple tannins and a rich lingering finish.
Food Match: Enjoy with barbequed red meats, hearty stews or dark chocolate.
Dietary Information: Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy it now or cellar for up to 5 years.

VINTAGE SUMMARY

The 2016 vintage was another great one for the Hawke’s Bay. The temperate spring yielded a moderate crop which ripened beautifully over the warm dry summer. The vines are trained to VSP and underwent intensive canopy management and thinning to deliver beautifully ripe fruit.

WINEMAKING
Winemaker:
Natalie Christensen
Harvest Date: 28th March - 15th April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.5 % pH 3.70 TA 4.8 RS 1.5g/l
The low yielding Merlot was picked and de-stemmed directly into a mixture of open and closed fermenters. A traditional warm fermentation followed with regular pump overs to help craft a wine with elegance and balance. The fruit remained on skins for two weeks after fermentation to build structure and mouthfeel. The fruit was gently pressed, settled then racked to stainless steel tanks to undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine spent the winter months aging with French oak before the blend was assembled, filtered and bottled.

Download Peter Yealands Merlot 2016 Tasting Notes (PDF)

Food & Wine Matching

RED MEAT

Beef, Lamb, Venison

PORK

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

HARD CHEESE

Cheddar, Parmesan

SOFT CHEESE

Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche

PUNGENT CHEESE

Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton

CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE

Awards

DOUBLE GOLD
2015 China Wine and Spirits Awards 

GOLD
2011 New World Wine Awards

SILVER
2014 New Zealand International Wine Show

PURE BRONZE
2013 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

BRONZE
2014 Hawkes Bay A & P Show
2014 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
2013 Hawkes Bay A & P Show
2013 New World Wine Awards

Product Reviews

WINE NZ
Colin Ford 1 July 2014
GOOD QUALITY WINES
Good inky crimson colour. Dried fruit and plum aromas. Palate is dry and savoury and a hint leafy, then in the mid palate more sweet-fruited and berryish. There's some charry oak-chip influence and nicely rounded tannins.

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