Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Tempranillo

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Tempranillo

This elegant, aromatic wine is brimming with notes of tamarillo, prune and Christmas cake spice.

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Tempranillo

Winemaker's Notes

Rich & Flavoursome

The palate is rich and flavoursome with firm tannins and a fine acidity which provides an excellent backbone to the wine.

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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.

Warm & Sheltered

This wine is a blend of two different blocks on the property - both warm, sheltered areas with consistent soil profiles and relatively flat aspects.

This low yielding Tempranillo is some of the last fruit to be harvested and was picked in excellent condition, achieving ripe tannins and intense flavour.

Nice even crop levels in the vineyard translated into wines with great concentration and texture.

Winemaking Analysis

13.5
%
ALC
3.74
pH
1.3
g/l
RS

Winemaker's Notes

French Oak Cuve

A portion was fermented in a French oak cuve and the other was fermented in stainless steel with a selected yeast. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with regular hand plunging to help craft a wine with elegance and balance. The parcels were gently pressed off post primary fermentation with some going into 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels for 8 months.

Tasting Notes

Excellent Backbone

Our Single Vineyard Tempranillo is great with beef or lamb based Moroccan stews, pizzas or hard cheeses such as manchego.

Food Pairings

Red meat, stews, pizza or hard cheeses.

This rich and flavoursome wine is an excellent accompanyment to red meat dishes, warming stews or even a traditional Italian pizza.

Reviews

Michael Cooper

13th December 2016

Enjoyable young, the 2015 vintage is a rare example of South Island Tempranillo. Matured in French oak barriques (partly new), it is deep ruby, fresh and supple, with generous, ripe blackcurrant, dried-herb and spice flavours, gently seasoned with oak, and savoury notes adding complexity. Worth cellaring.

Wine Orbit

21st March 2016

A beautifully fragrant tempranillo, the inviting bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and spice characters with a hint of roasted nut complexity. The palate is succulent and rounded, and offers silky texture and supple tannins. It is upfront and tasty, and finishes long and juicy. At its best: now to 2019. www.yealands.co.nz. March 2016.