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Yealands Reserve Pinot Noir

Yealands Reserve Pinot Noir

Intensely perfumed with lifted savoury notes interlaced with dark fruits. The tannins are soft and silky, layered with plush, ripe fruit. This wine is vegan registered.

Yealands Reserve Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant & Pure

Lifted fruit flavours in the red berry spectrum balanced with earthy savoury notes, vibrancy, purity and structure.

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Awatere Valley

Willow Flat & Seaview

Our Seaview Vineyard is the most coastal vineyard in New Zealand and experiences some fairly harsh conditions as a result. It produces small, thick-skinned berries with intense flavours. In comparison, our Willow Flat Vineyard is further inland with reduced coastal influences, and creates a much sweeter fruit.

Two Distinct Vineyards

This Pinot Noir was harvested from two of our vineyards in the Awatere Valley; Seaview Vineyard and Willow Flat. 

The fruit was harvested in excellent condition and the resulting wine is showing lifted fruit flavours in the red berry spectrum.

The low yielding Pinot Noir blocks were harvested at optimum ripeness. All clones were harvested and made separately.

Winemaking Analysis


A portion went to a mixture of new and older French oak barriques to undergo malolactic fermentation and to age.

Winemaker's Notes

Elegance & Balance

The parcels were cold macerated at 6 - 8 degrees for around five days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeasts. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular and gentle mixing of the juice over the skins, which has helped to craft a wine with elegance and balance.

Tasting Notes

Game or Red Meat

Enjoy with red meats such as venison or slow roasted leg of lamb.

Food Pairings

Venison or lamb.

Excellent with slow roasted red meats.

Recent Awards


New Zealand International Wine Show 2019


International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018


Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017


Winestate Magazine

20th December 2019

Estate-grown, this moderately youthful red is ruby hued, mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with fresh cherry, spice and herb flavours, showing good depth, and a smooth finish. Drink 2020.