A well balanced Pinot Noir, showing characters full of flavour and lovely weight.
- Notes of dark cherries, plums, violets and warming spices dominate the nose.
- The palate is full and structured, yet elegant with flavors of luscious dark cherry, balanced with a fine tannins and mineral acidity.
- Dietary information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Recommendation
- Enjoy now, or cellar up to 3-5 years.
The Pinot Noir fruit for this wine was picked when it was showing perfect ripeness and balanced fruit flavours. The separate parcels were fermented with a range of carefully selected yeasts. One portion underwent wild fermentation for added complexity. A fast, hot fermentation proceeded with delicate cap management, to craft a wine with elegance and structure. Post primary fermentation the parcels were gently pressed off, settled for 24 hours then racked off heavy lees and aged in a mixture of French oak barriques and cuves. The wine remained in oak for 8 months whilst it went through malolactic fermentation. It was then blended, stabilised and filtered for 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 wine is sourced from two different blocks in our Seaview Vineyard and the unique micro climates within them ensure low yields, consistently producing Pinot Noir with good structure and flavour. 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.