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Grape Varieties47% Pinot Gris, 18% Gewürztraminer, 35% Riesling
- 89 Points
BackgroundBased 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. The estate was founded on 08-08-08 by dynamic environmental entrepreneur and iconic figure Peter Yealands. Combining the very latest cutting-edge green technology and highly innovative thinking, the Yealands name quickly became synonymous with a passion for crafting ultra-premium wines in the most environmentally-friendly manner. Comprising 133 vineyards blocks on 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres), Yealands sustainable Seaview estate is designed with biological diversity in mind. Alongside the vineyards, 25 wetlands and more than 175,000 types of native flora support an ever-increasing range of fauna. Peters motto of Think Boldly, Tread Lightly and Never Say it Can't Be Done guides his dedication to the land. His holistic approach to constantly-evolving sustainable vine growing practices has not only garnered global acclaim for beautifully crafted wines, but also admiration for his visionary tenacity. In 2014, Yealands was selected as the Green Company of the Year by The Drinks Business.
VinificationThree aromatic varietals (Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Riesling ) from selected parcels are harvested individually over roughly a two week period. All three parcels are crushed, de-stemmed then gently pressed prior to cold settling for 72 hours. The clear juice is then racked off and each parcel was fermented separately. A long, cool fermentation follows to enhance the pure fruit flavors. Upon achieving a finely balanced blend, the wine was stabilized and filtered prior to bottling.
NoseBrimming with concentrated notes of lychee and pear, with underlying notes of lime and mandarin and a touch of ginger spice.
PalateThe palate shows concentration of fruit with a mouthwatering texture that leads to a bright citrus finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %pH: 3.29RS: 5.3 g/lTA: 5.9 g/l
Serving SuggestionsThis wine pairs beautifully with all Asian cuisine as well as vegetable dishes.