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Located in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough, Yealands Family Wines produces award-winning wines in harmony with nature. Yealands Family wines is the culmination of the vision, dedication and hard work of Peter Yealands--a New Zealand pioneer with the goal of creating delicious wines and the world’s most sustainable winery. His motto to “think boldly, tread lightly and never say it cannot be done” guides every initiative at the estate. The wines are produced from vineyards in the Awatere...
The bouquet shows notes of stone fruit and guava, underpinned with notes of fresh herbs. The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with seafood, chicken, salads or pasta dishes. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 2 years.
Clear, sunny days and cool nights produced the perfect ripening conditions leading up to a successful 2014 harvest. Apart from a limited period of unseasonal rain, the region remained very dry right throughout the summer months and into early autumn. In fact, we commenced harvest of most varieties at least one week early and all of our Sauvignon Blanc blocks were in ideal condition. This year’s wines are showing the wonderful typicity for which Marlborough is renowned for, revealing highly aromatic notes of passionfruit and guava with a finely balanced vibrant acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc from both our Seaview Vineyard and Wairau Valley Vineyard were selected to blend this wine. The parcels were harvested individually over a period of seven days. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off. A cool fermentation in stainless steel followed, to capture and enhance the natural fruit flavours. Each of the individual parcels were fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts, they were then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.