Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc

Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc

Scented and herbaceous. Blackcurrant bud and ripe stone fruits, with great structure and a bright, flinty acidity.

Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker's Notes

Bright & Flinty

S1 Sauvignon Blanc expresses the unique terrior through flavours of ripe nectarine and pineapple with great texture, and bright, flinty acidity.

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S1 Block

Seaview Vineyard

Situated on a north-facing plateau, 160m above sea level and 3.5km from the coast. The soil is wind-blown loess.

Average growing conditions

Warm
Sheltered

Warm, sheltered, inland.

Our S1 block is a sheltered, relatively warm site on our Seaview Vineyard. The subsequent style and flavours reflect this terroir.

Winemaker's Notes

Specialist Yeast

The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off. A long, cool fermentation with a specialist Sauvignon Blanc yeast followed to capture and enhance the distinctive fruit flavours created by the S1 block.

Winemaking Analysis

13.0
%
ALC
3.15
pH
3.2
g/l
RS

Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 4 years.

The carefully harvested fruit from our S1 block was crushed, de-stemmed, chilled and gently pressed.

Amazing with shucked oysters.

Food Pairings

Fantastic with fresh and cooked seafood dishes.

Tasting Notes

Mouthwatering acidity

This bright and textured Sauvignon can be enjoyed with any number of shellfish including freshly shucked oysters, green lipped mussels, and creamy scallops.

Recent Awards

GOLD

Malborough Wine Show 2018

Gold

Marlborough Wine Show 2017

SILVER

International Wine Challenge 2016

GOLD

China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2015

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015

GOLD

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2015

Reviews

Michael Cooper

13th December 2016

The 2014 vintage was estate-grown inland in the sweeping Seaview Vineyard, 3.5 kilometres from the coast. Mouthfilling and vibrant, it shows excellent intensity of ripe tropical-fruit flavours, slightly salty notes, and a long, dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), finely textured finish. Pure and penetrating, it's a classic Awatere Valley style

Wine Spectator

12th October 2016

Passion fruit, Key Lime and tangerine flavours are vibrant and expressive, with a touch of celery leaf and lemon on the crisp finish. Drink now.

90/100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

15th January 2015

The 2014 Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc has delicate notes of white blossoms and green apples with hints of wet pebbles and coriander seeds. Pretty and elegant on the palate, it has approachable acidity and mineral flavours and a long finish.

91/100