About this winery
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...
Notes about product
The 2019 growing season in Marlborough was a hot and dry one. There were small amounts of rain around the end of December, but none until late February. These rain events had very little impact on soil moisture levels, but helped to replenish the wineries rivers, setting them up for harvest.Harvest began in mid-March with incredibly stable weather. Blocks were picked at their optimum, with no pressure from weather events like in previous years. The resulting wine shows the wonderful hallmarks that the Awatere vineyards are known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours, with underlying purity and minerality.
Carefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere Valley vineyards were used to craft this wine. The fruit was harvested over a period of twenty days. At the winery, the fruit was destemmed and gently pressed. Each of the individual parcels were fermented separately, using a range of selected yeasts to enhance varietal characters. The wine was then blended, stabilized and filtered in preparation for bottling.
The nose shows citrus notes, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant leaf. Full, lively and balanced on the palate with a long, crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with seafood, chicken, salads and pastas. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.