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.
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.
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.
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)