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Yealands
Sauvignon Blanc
Description
100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes offer attractive aromas of stone fruit and guava with notes of fresh herbs.
CountryNew Zealand
RegionMarlborough
Grape Varieties100% Sauvignon Blanc
AppellationMarlborough
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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.
VinificationCarefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc were harvested from Awatere and Wairau Valley vineyards were used to craft this wine over a period of 18 days. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, then fermented separately in stainless steel to capture and enhance the fruit flavors.
ColorPale lemon in color.
NoseLifted notes of citrus blossom and passion fruit with aromas of fresh herbs and lemon zest.
PalateThe palate is brimming with zingy tropical fruit balanced with a long, crisp, mineral finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %pH: 3.32RS: 3.8 g/lTA: 7.2 g/l
Serving SuggestionsPair with seafood, poultry, salads and pastas.