The Riesling for the Single Vineyard Late Picked Riesling was hand harvested by the entire team at Yealands on the 14th May 2019.
- Intensely varietal with lifted lime, baked stone fruit and honeysuckle
- The palate is fleshy and sweet with candied citrus and ripe stone fruit, with a harmonious balance between acidity and natural sweetness.
- Dietary information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Recommendation
- Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2-4 years.
The Riesling for the Single Vineyard Late Picked Riesling was hand harvested by the entire team at Yealands in impeccable condition. When in the winery, the whole bunches were lightly pressed over two days. After settling, the juice was moved into a stainless steel egg shaped tank and inoculated with a carefully selected yeast strain to capture and enhance aromatic Riesling characters. A long and cool ferment took place and was stopped when the alcohol, residual sugar and acidity were in balance. The wine was then racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
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. This results in naturally low cropping fruit with intense flavour and structure. The fruit for this Riesling came from our D2E block which was one of the first established in our Seaview vineyard and is relatively flat and on predominantly loess soils.
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.