Bouquet: Ripe exotic fruits and white pear, with underlying citrus flavours and 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 refreshing 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 growing season in Marlborough started out warm and dry, resulting in very even flowering and ultimately balanced vines with the right amount of crop to get them through to harvest. The warm weather continued through Spring and Summer, with periodic rains which kept the vines hydrated through the warm growing season. The warmer conditions meant that harvest started around two weeks earlier than the previous year, with fruit that was full of flavour, naturally balanced acidity and lovely weight.
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. All three of these aromatic varieties sit on sheltered, north facing slopes. The soil is predominantly windblown loess.
Winemaker: Jeff Fyfe
Harvest Date: 19th- 29th March 2018
Winemaking Analysis: Alc 12.5% pH 3.25 TA 6.18 RS 5.2g/l
Varieties: Pinot Gris 51% Riesling 31% Gewürztraminer 18%
Individual parcels of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, were selected and harvested separately. The fruit was then crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed off to settle in separate stainless steel tanks. These tanks were settled for 72hrs and then the clear juice was racked off to another tank for a long, cool fermentation to enhance and capture the pure fruit flavours. Once fermentation was completed, the wine was racked, blended, stabilised and filtered before bottling.
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R 2018