Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Notes of dark cherry, violets and spice dominate the nose while the palate is full and structured, yet elegant with flavours of luscious dark cherry balanced with a fine mineral acidity.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

Earthy & Savoury

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

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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.

Exposed Terrace

This wine is sourced from a block situated on the upper ridge of our Seaview Vineyard. This block is situated on a relatively exposed terrace and mainly consists of a mix of Dijon Clones.

The unique micro climate within this block ensures low yields which consistently produces Pinot Noir with good structure and flavour.

Post primary fermentation the parcels were gently pressed off, settled for 24 hours then racked off heavy lees and aged in 20% new French oak barriques. The wine remained in oak for 12 months and was then stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaking Analysis

13.5
%
ALC
3.56
pH
1.8
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

Hot Fermentation

The low yielding Pinot Noir was picked when a sufficient level of ripeness was achieved. The parcels were cold macerated at 6–8 degrees for six days before being warmed and inoculated with selected yeast. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular hand plunging to craft a wine with elegance and structure.

Tasting Notes

Luscious Dark Cherry

The palate is full and structured, yet elegant with flavours of luscious dark cherry balanced with a fine mineral acidity. It matches beautifully with red meat dishes, including venison and lamb.

Food Pairings

Excellent with red meat, including venison and lamb, and of course with Honey Glazed Char Siu!

This Pinot Noir was awarded the Trophy for Best Wine with Honey Glazed Char Siu at the 2016 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition, so if you are looking for the perfect food match- try this!

Recent Awards

Gold

International Wine Challenge 2017

GOLD

Sydney International Wine Competition 2016

ELITE GOLD

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

GOLD

Asia Wine Trophy 2016

SILVER

Berliner Wein Trophy 2016

TROPHY

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

GOLD

China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

GOLD

China Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

SILVER

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016

SILVER

New World Wine Awards 2016

SILVER

Marlborough Wine Show 2016

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015

SILVER

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015

GOLD

Selections Mondiales des Vins 2015

GOLD

Mundus Vini

SILVER

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

SILVER

International Wine Challenge 2014

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014

SILVER

Japan Wine Challenge 2013

SILVER

Marlborough Wine Show 2013

SILVER

New Zealand International Wine Show 2013

SILVER

Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

SILVER

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013

BLUE GOLD

Sydney International Wine Competition 2013

BLUE GOLD

Sydney International Wine Competition 2012

SILVER

China Wine and Spirits Awards 2012

SILVER

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012

SILVER

New Zealand International Wine Show 2011

SILVER

China Wine Challenge 2011

Reviews

Cameron Douglas

12th December 2016

Intriguing and complex bouquet of dried herb, wild red berry fruits, a light salty note and oak spices; plum and wild cherry, red zinger tea and raspberry. Dry, juicy, vibrant and textured wine with flavours that reflect the nose, fine to medium tannins, medium+acidity and a lengthy finish with some residual oak signatures.

90/100

Michael Cooper

13th December 2016

Estate-grown in the Seaview Vineyard and barrel-matured, the 2014 vintage has full, fairly youthful colour. Mouthfilling and smooth, with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, and fine-grained tannins, it shows good complexity. The 2015 vintage is enjoyable from the start. Full-coloured, it is mouth filling and fruit-packed, with generous, plummy, spicy flavours, fresh, lively and smooth. Best drinking mid-2017+

Winestate Magazine

28th November 2016

Already delicious, this great-value wine was estate-grown in the lower Awatere Valley. Perfumed and deeply coloured, it is concentrated, ripe and savoury, with sweet-fruit delights and a velvety texture. All judges went straight to a five-star rating.

Raymond Chan

15th June 2017

Even, light ruby-red colour with a little purple, paler edged. This has an elegantly concentrated, firm and intense nose with a core of dark raspberry fruit unfolding suggestions of dark herbs and liquorice, dark-red florals and raspberry liqueur. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a deeply concentrated core of ripe, dark-red berry and cherry fruit along with notes of raspberry liqueur, dark herbs and nuances of liquorice. Raspberry liqueur notes emerge to add to the richness. The fruit is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction providing a positive line, with integrated acidity lending harmony. The wine carries to a long, lingering finish of dark raspberry fruit. This is a rich and well-concentrated Pinot Noir with flavours of dark raspberries and raspberry liqueur on a positive, fine-textured palate.

18.5/20