Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Lifted notes of white peach and passionfruit, underpinned with citrus. The palate is full with pure fruit flavours, yet balanced with a long crisp citrus finish.

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Peter Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant Palate

Highly aromatic fruit flavours of blackcurrant leaf and citrus blossom with a vibrant palate that is pure with an elegant mineral finish.

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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.

Diverse Conditions

Two parcels from the Awatere Valley were selected to create this wine. One from our coastal Seaview Vineyard and the other, more inland, from our Willow Flat Vineyard.

"This Sauvignon Blanc shows the wonderful typicity that the Awatere Valley is known for."

Jeff Fyfe - Chief Winemaker

"We allowed this Sauvignon Blanc a long cool fermentation in stainless steel to capture and enhance the pure fruit flavours."

Natalie Christensen - Senior Winemaker

Winemaking Analysis

12.5
%
ALC
3.21
pH
3.6
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

Cool Fermentation

The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off, followed by a long cool fermentation in stainless steel. The individual parcels were fermented separately using selected yeasts before they were blended, stabilised, filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes

Perfect with Seafood

Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood such as oysters, prawns mussels or fish.

Food Pairings

Fish, mussels, oysters or prawns.

"Our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is excellent with fish dishes, both fresh and cooked."

Natalie Christensen - Senior Winemaker

Recent Awards

Trophy

Marlborough Wine Show 2017

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

SILVER

Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

SILVER

New World Wine Awards 2016

SILVER

New Zealand International Wine Show 2016

GOLD

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

SILVER

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

SILVER

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015

Reviews

Bob Campbell

05th December 2016

Bright, fresh sauvignon blanc with guava, grapefruit, pineapple and subtle passionfruit flavours. A moderately intense wine with punchy aromatics and a lingering finish.

90/100

Wine Orbit

28th November 2016

It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing grapefruit, feijoa, passionfruit and elegant herbaceous aromas, which lead to a generously fruited palate that is vibrant and lively. The wine offers terrific fruit purity, and finishes superbly long and attractive.

Cameron Douglas

01st March 2016

Attractive bouquet with layers of spice, fruit, lees complexity, soft spice and intrigue. On the palate – dry with great fruit concentration and freshness; layers of spice and fruit with a floral, stone mineral layer, sweet herbs, decent texture and length, balanced and well made with drinking now and through 2018.

90/100

Michael Cooper

01st December 2015

Offering good value, the 2015 vintage is a classic Awatere Valley style. Medium to full-bodied, it has fresh, vibrant melon and green-capsicum flavours, showing good intensity, and a tangy, dry, lingering finish.