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Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2016

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2016

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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
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 whole growing season was incredibly dry with the region only receiving around 40% of its annual rainfall, putting pressure on the water supply within the region. Fortunately, all our vineyards came through the season very well with no impact on quality due to the low soil moisture levels experienced. Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer were the first white varieties to ripen, showing the wonderful fruit concentration and depth that it can achieve on our site. We harvested our Riesling a week later. This year we have included a touch more Gewürztraminer in the blend to lift out the exotic spicy notes.

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: 9th April 2016
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 13.0% pH 3.34 TA 6.3 RS 3.3g/l
Varieties: Pinot Gris 47% Riesling 30% Gewürztraminer 23%
Three aromatic parcels were selected and harvested individually over a period of two weeks. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed then gently pressed prior to cold settling for 72 hours. The clear juice was then racked off and each parcel was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. A long cool fermentation followed to enhance the pure fruit flavours. A further parcel of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurtztraminer was harvested together and co fermented. All components were then kept on lees for a period of two months, with some stirring to help gain texture and structure. Upon achieving a finely balanced blend, the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R(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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