Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

This aromatic wine shows pure fruit flavours of guava, blackcurrant leaf, fresh herbs, layered with bright citrus notes.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker's Notes

Textured Elegance

The palate is textured and elegant, with the distinctive mineral finish that our Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is renowned for.

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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.

Diverse Growing Conditions

This wine is a blend of four different blocks on the property - two warmer, sheltered inland blocks and two cooler, coastal blocks.

This wine brings together in harmony the diverse spectrums of Seaview's many vineyard blocks.

This Sauvignon Blanc shows the wonderful typicity that our Seaview Vineyard is known for - highly aromatic fruit flavours with a vibrant palate and pure, elegant mineral finish.

Winemaking Analysis

13.0
%
ALC
3.13
pH
2.8
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

Cold settling

Four parcels from the Seaview Vineyard were selected for this wine and harvested individually over three days. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed then pressed gently prior to cold settling for 72 hours.

Tasting Notes

Pure & Elegant

Enjoy as an aperitif, or with freshly shucked oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and clams. Also matches brilliantly with a goats cheese salad.

Food Pairings

Great with shellfish, goats cheese salad and of course Thai Green Curry!

This is an extremely food-friendly Sauvignon Blanc, and was awarded the Green Thai Curry Food Match Trophy at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2016.

Recent Awards

GOLD

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018

GOLD

New Zealand International Wine Show 2018

Trophy

International Wine Challenge 2018

Gold

International Wine Challenge 2018

Gold

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

SILVER

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Show 2016

SILVER

Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016

GOLD

China Wine and Spirits Awards 2015

TROPHY

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015

GOLD

China Wine and Spirit Competition 2013

GOLD

International Aromatic Competition 2013

GOLD

New Zealand International Wine Show 2011

GOLD

New Zealand International Wine Show 2013

GOLD

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2014

GOLD

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

TROPHY

Winestate Magazine 2015

Reviews

Michael Cooper

13th December 2016

Estate-grown at Seaview, in the lower Awatere Valley, the 2015 vintage is pale and mouthfilling, with an almost ethereal delicacy and purity. It has excellent intensity of melon, lime and capsicum flavours that build across the palate to a finely balanced, dry (2.5 grams/litre of residual sugar), lasting finish. A classic Awatere Valley style.

Wine Spectator

04th October 2016

The melon, peach and apricot flavours are fresh and vibrant, offering a fleshy succulence balanced against vibrant, lime juice- tinged acidity. A savoury, saline detail emerges on the finish. Drink now.

91/100

Sommelier Wine Awards

29th April 2016

With enough personality and power to stay the course, Yealands scored the tricky Green Thai Curry Food Match Trophy with this textured wine. 'With stone fruit and lemons, this is a richer, riper style,' said Annette Scarfe MW, suggesting seafood or drinking as an aperitif. 'Fresh, super-ripe fruit and high acidity with green apple and gooseberry notes, and a good clean finish,' said James Hocking of The Vineyard Group.

Gold

Winestate Magazine

01st September 2015

Pungent bouquet - sweeter than some with more floral and pineapple-like characters. The palate is crisp and elegant with great varietal fruit concentration and excellent acidity.