Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris

Brimming with concentrated notes of poached pears and melon, with underlying flavours of quince and a touch of ginger.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris

Winemaker's Notes

Wonderful Balance

Full-bodied and luscious, showing wonderful balance between texture, fruit weight and mineral acidity, with a long dry finish.

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Seaview Vineyard

Awatere Valley

Our Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley is exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in Marlborough; high sunshine and wind, cool nights and low rainfall which produces a smaller, thicker skinned berry with intense fruit flavours.

Two Diverse Blocks

This Pinot Gris is made from two blocks from our Seaview Vineyard - the L6M block, which is relatively flat and coastal and provides a pure mineral quality that is the structural backbone to the palate, and the E6 block, which is located on a sheltered north facing slope and gives us the luscious ripe pear and quince aromas that make this wine so alluring.

The longer hang-time has translated into a wine with great concentration and texture.

We kept the wine on lees for a period of two months, with some stirring to help gain texture and structure. The wine was then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaking Analysis

13.0
%
ALC
3.58
pH
3.9
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

Long, cool fermentation

The fruit was crushed, destemmed then pressed gently prior to cold settling for 72 hours. A portion (10%) was racked directly to older French barriques to undergo fermentation. The balance was racked to a small stainless steel tank and fermented separately using a selected yeast. A long cool fermentation followed.

Tasting Notes

Concentration & Texture

Enjoy with poultry and mushroom dishes such as creamy pasta with porcini, or heavier seafood dishes.

Food Pairings

Poultry, creamy pasta, mushroom or heavier seafood dishes.

There's enough structure in this wine to stand up to creamy pasta dishes, but can be complimented by earthy mushroom or heavier seafood dishes as well.

Recent Awards

SILVER

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Show 2016

SILVER

New Zealand International Wine Awards 2016

TROPHY

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

TROPHY

Melbourne International Wine Competition 2014

SILVER

International Wine Challenge 2013

SILVER

Cool Climate Wine Show 2013

GOLD

Selections Mondiales des Vins 2013

SILVER

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013

GOLD

Sommelier Wine Awards 2012

GOLD

New Zealand International Wine Show 2011

Reviews

Michael Cooper

13th December 2016

Estate-grown in the Seaview Vineyard, in the Awatere Valley, the 2015 vintage is scented and full-bodied, with lychee, pear, peach and spice flavours, fresh, lively and generous. Made in a dry style (4 grams/litre of residual sugar), it's delicious young.

Raymond Chan

27th September 2016

Full, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, a little lighter on the edge. This has a very fresh and tightly bound nose with good depth and intensity of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with subtle exotic floral elements, unfolding complexing nuances of flint and minerals. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly concentrated with penetrating and vibrant flavours of white and yellow stonefruits interwoven with exotic floral, honeysuckle and mineral elements. Fresh, lacy acidity lends a mouthwatering feel and the wine is guided by a very fine-grained, firm phenolic threaded line leading to a lingering finish of minerals and white stonefruits. This is an elegantly concentrated, vibrant dry Pinot Gris with flavours of white stonefruits and florals with complexing mineral nuances and a fine-textured line. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the L6M and E6 blocks cool-fermented in stainless-steel with 10% in seasoned French oak barriques to 13.0% alc. and 3.9 g/L RS, the wine aged 2 months on lees.

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