Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Riesling

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Riesling

Pure flavours of lemon, limes and hints of exotic fruits. The focussed palate is tempered with lush mid-palate weight, and provides beautiful balance between the refreshing racy acidity and purity of fruit.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Riesling

Winemaker's Notes

Refreshing Acidity

This Riesling has hallmark intense citrus notes and bright, refreshing acidity.

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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.

Extreme Conditions

This wine is a blend of two blocks from our Seaview vineyard. Block D2E, which was amongst the first established, is a relatively flat, sheltered site on predominantly loess soils. The other, Block L6E, is very close to the coast and has to battle against the strong, cold offshore winds and tough growing conditions.

Produced from naturally low cropping fruit with intense flavour and structure.

Post fermentation, the wine stayed on lees for a period of time and the barrels were stirred twice weekly to build structure and mouthfeel. The wine was then racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaking Analysis

12.0
%
ALC
3.02
pH
6.1
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

Old French Barriques

Both blocks were hand harvested then whole bunches pressed with the free run juice being cold settled briefly. The settled juice was racked with some light lees to old French barriques for fermentation.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful Balance

Enjoy as an aperitif, also matches well with oysters, prawn or crab.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with oysters, prawn or crab.

Our Single Vineyard Riesling can be enjoyed as an aperitif but is also wonderful with oysters and all other types of shellfish.

Recent Awards

SILVER

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018

SILVER

Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

SILVER

Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2016

SILVER

International Wine Challenge 2015

BLUE GOLD

Sydney International Wine Competition 2015

SILVER

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

BLUE GOLD

Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

SILVER

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014

SILVER

Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2012

Reviews

Raymond Chan

04th October 2016

Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, paler edged. The nose is soft and light with a rounded core of lime fruit entwined with white florals and nuances of honey and minerals. The aromatics are reserved in expression. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with an underlying taut line of lime fruit intermingling with white florals and mouthwatering mineral notes, unfolding hints of honey. The flavours are gentle in expression with a fine-textured, dry mouthfeel and balanced, thirst-quenching acidity. The wine carries to a light, dry finish of limes and minerals. This is a soft, fine-featured dry Riesling with shy flavours of limes, white florals and minerals on a taut, mouthwatering palate. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood and fine Asian fare over the next 5 years. Fruit from the flat, sheltered ‘D2E’ and coastal ‘L6E’ blocks on the ‘Seaview’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP, and fermented in seasoned French oak barriques to 12.0% alc. and 6.1 g/L RS, TA 9.0g/L and pH 3.02, the wine aged on lees with batonnage.

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