Yealands Estate Single Block S1
Yealands Estate Single Block
96pts, International Wine Challenge
Flagship style for the famous cool style of Awatere where all kinds of wonderful green flavours - green apple, pea pods, romaine lettuce, lime - all have their say and a sprinkling of salt makes it even more appetising.
- The nose is pure and expressive showing vibrant herbal and blackcurrant leaf notes, with underlying citrus.
- Our S1 Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated and elegant, it shows great texture with a lively acidity and mineral drive, giving the wine exceptional length.
- Dietary information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Information
- Drink now, or cellar 2-4 years.
The carefully harvested fruit from our S1 block was de-stemmed, chilled and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off. A long, cool fermentation with a specialist Sauvignon Blanc yeast followed to capture and enhance the distinctive fruit flavours created by the S1 block. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was racked, stabilised and filtered before bottling.
Our S1 block Sauvignon Blanc comes from a sun soaked site, moderated by cool, coastal breezes on our Seaview Vineyard. The subsequent style and flavours reflect this terroir, with flavours of ripe nectarine and a lush, full palate balanced by mouth-watering mineral acidity.
Leave the land better than we found it
At Yealands, we aim to leave the land better than we found it. We achieve this through a wide range of initiatives and on-going projects including developing wetlands, making our own special compost and using natural pest control measures in our vineyard.