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Yealands Estate Winemaker's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018 YE_WR_1484x1200
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Yealands Estate Winemaker's Reserve

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc
White Varietals
Yealands Estate Winemaker’s Reserve

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Tasting notes

The focus with this wine is to make a Sauvignon Blanc that is rich, savoury and textured, with layers of complexity. It is important that the fruit and acidity is still present and the wine is recognisably a Sauvignon Blanc.

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Bouquet
Aromas of dried thyme and blackcurrant on the nose
Palate
The palate is rich and textured with a full spectrum of ripe herbal and savoury notes, and fresh acidity that all come together in perfect harmony. The mid-palate is structured and rich, yet elegant
Dietary information
Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.

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Winemaker's notes

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The fruit was harvested, pressed and left to settle for 48 hours. The clear juice was racked off, taking some light lees, to ferment in a variety of vessels, including a concrete egg, French oak Oval and a selection of older 500L and 225L French barrels. Post fermentation the barrels and oval were stirred twice weekly to help build texture and balance. A portion of barrels underwent malolactic fermentation. After 9 months aging on lees, the wine was blended, stabilised and filtered

ALCOHOL %
12.5 %
PH LEVEL
3.34 pH
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.3 g/l
2018 HARVEST DATE
25
TH
March
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5
TH
April
Seaview vineyards

Vineyard

Our Seaview Vineyard is the most coastal vineyard in New Zealand and experiences some fairly harsh conditions as a result. It produces small, thick-skinned berries with intense flavours. In comparison, our Willow Flat Vineyard is further inland with reduced coastal influences, and creates a much sweeter fruit.

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Leave the land better than we found it

Sustainability

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.

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