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Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2017

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2017

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$131.70
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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.



A blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, this intense aromatic wine is brimming with concentrated notes of lychee and pear, with underlying flavours of lime and mandarin, with a touch of spice and ginger. The palate shows good fruit concentration, and a wonderful balance between texture, fruit weight and acidity, with a bright citrus finish.

Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTE
Bouquet: Brimming with concentrated notes of lychee and pear, with underlying flavours of lime and mandarin, with a touch of spice and ginger.
Palate: The palate shows good fruit concentration, and a wonderful balance between texture, fruit weight and acidity, with a bright citrus finish.
Food Match: Beautifully matched with all Asian cuisine, seafood, chicken and pork dishes.
Dietary Information: This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Cellaring Recommendation: Drink now or cellar up to 5 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
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. The cool site regularly commences harvest up to one week later than other sub regions of Marlborough. All three aromatic varieties sit on sheltered, north facing slopes. The soil is predominantly wind blown loess.

WINEMAKING
Winemaker: Jeff Fyfe
Harvest Date: 2nd - 11th April 2017
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.17 TA 6.9 RS 6.7g/l
Varieties: Pinot Gris 52% Riesling 33% Gewürztraminer 15%

Three aromatic parcels; Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, were selected and harvested separately. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed then gently pressed, with the free run juice from the Riesling and Gewürztraminer being dropped into old oak and the Pinot Gris portion going to a small stainless steel tank and older oak barrels for fermentation. Post fermentation, the wine in barrel was stirred twice weekly to build structure and texture. Upon achieving a finely balanced blend, the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R 2017 (PDF 650k)

Food & Wine Matching

PORK

POULTRY

Chicken, Turkey, Duck

MOLLUSC

Oyster, Mussel, Clam

FISH

Tuna, Snapper, Cod, Trout

CRUSTACEANS

Prawn, Crab, Crayfish

SOFT CHEESE

Brie, Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche

PUNGENT CHEESE

Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton

Awards

GOLD
2014 Aromatic Wine Competition

SILVER
2017 International Wine Challenge
2015 Marlborough Wine Show
2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
2014 Marlborough Wine Show
2013 International Aromatic Competition
2013 Marlborough Wine Show

Product Reviews

This clever white blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Riesling is a heavenly creation with a kaleidoscopic aroma and ever-changing palate.  Dreamy with the Moules marinière recipe in this week’s Weekend Magazine, this is a truly arresting white wine.
Daily MailMatthew Jukes
28 February 2015

An adventurous 50% Pinot Gris/35% Riesling/15% Gewurztraminer blend created by winemaker Tamra Washington. Fresh pears and exotic summer fruits on the nose, while the Riesling provides a lift of acidity on the finish.
DecanterSteven Spurrier
United Kingdom1 May 2014

I also loved a Yealands Estate PGR 2013 I tasted recently; from New Zealands' Awatere Valley, it's a blend of pinot gris, gewurztraminer and riesling. It has a zippy freshness that gewurztraminer on its own tends to lack, but still has that exotic character that makes it work so well with thai food and other curries.
Guardian Weekend Fiona Beckett
15 March 2014

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