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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 ripe notes of passionfruit and guava, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant. The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns, green lip mussel and fish.This wine is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.
Clear, sunny days and cool nights produced the perfect ripening conditions leading up to a successful 2015 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.
Ten parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the Seaview Vineyard and two from our Wairau Valley Vineyard were selected to blend this wine. The parcels were harvested individually over a period of eight 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.
- 90 Points -
Maryann Worobiec, 2016
Papaya, lemon, dried mango and lime flavors burst out of the glass, with a detail of lemongrass on the finish. This has plenty of juicy acidity but comes across as light and smooth...See detailed press review