The Pinot Gris from this vintage is showing lovely lifted pear and fig aromas, with a refreshing and balanced palate.
- Brimming with pear drop, fig and nutty characters, leading to flavours of stone fruit and honey.
- The palate is full and perfectly balanced with a refreshing finish.
- Dietary information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Recommendation
- Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2-4 years.
Parcels of Pinot Gris were harvested individually over a ten day period. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed gently, separating the free run juice from the pressings. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked prior to a long cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavours of pear, honey and stone fruit. Each parcel was fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts. Following fermentation the wine was blended, stablised 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 avours. The cool site regularly commences harvest up to one week later than other sub regions. All three of these aromatic varieties sit on sheltered, north facing slopes. The soil is predominantly windblown loess.
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.