- Bright and crisp with notes of citrus, underpinned by herbs and blackcurrant.
- The palate is full and lively with juicy fruit characters that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish.
- Dietary information
- Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
- Cellaring Recommendation
- Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.
Parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere Valley were selected to blend this wine. Individual parcels were harvested when the fruit was at optimal ripeness over a period of 23 days. The fruit was de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, after which the clear juice was racked off, followed by a long cool fermentation in stainless steel to capture and enhance fruit flavors. Each of the individual parcels were fermented separately using a range of specially selected yeasts to enhance varietal aromatics and structure.
A splash of Merlot was added from one of our Hawke’s Bay vineyards to give the attractive pink hue. Once blended, the wine was stabilized and gently filtered prior to bottling.
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.
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.