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Pear and nutty characters lead to fresh, vibrant flavors of stone fruit and honey.
- 91 Points
BackgroundYealands Wines are inspired by the coast that surrounds their property in New Zealand, so close to the ocean that the vines are often misted with sea spray. The beauty of the environment influences how Yealands crafts wine, respectful of nature and the land. Yealands believes in sustainable winemaking and creating thoughtfully crafted wines that work in harmony with their landscape. Based in the Awatere Valley, the southernmost, coolest and driest of Marlborough's growing regions, Yealands is one of only a handful of wineries around the world to be certified as carbon neutral and the first-ever to be certified from inception. Yealands' sustainable Seaview Vineyard is one of the most coastal vineyards in New Zealand; its proximity to the coastline provides distinctive mineral characteristic.
VinificationFive parcels of Pinot Gris are harvested individually over a 10-day period. The fruit is de-stemmed and pressed gently, separating the free run juice from the pressings. The juice is cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to enhance the fruit flavors. Each parcel is fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts.
NoseNotes of pear drop, fig and nutty characteristics.
PalateMedium weight with flavors of stone fruit and honey which lead to a crisp, refreshing finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.0 %pH: 3.4RS: 4.0 g/lTA: 6.15
Serving SuggestionsThis wine will pair beautifully with seafood, chicken and pork.