Pale lemon in color
Stone fruit and guava with fresh, aromatic herbal notes
The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp, mineral finish.
75% Seaview Vineyard, 25% Wairau Vineyard. Yealand’s Seaview Vineyard is New Zealand’s most coastal vineyard. Here the vines battle against the elements producing small berries with thick skins and wonderfully rich and intense flavors. The Wairau is a sub-region of Marlborough. The Yealands Wairau Vineyard is the most northerly planted vineyard. Located primarily on river beds, the soils have a high composition of river stones which reflect light and heat into the canopy, resulting in their distinctive tropical fruit characteristics.
|Wine maker notes
|Seven parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the Seaview Vineyard and two from the Wairau Vineyard were selected to blend this wine. The parcels were harvested individually over a period of three weeks. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and gently pressed. The juice was cold settled for 72 hours, the clear juice was racked off, a long, cool fermentation followed in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the fruit flavors. Each of the nine individual parcels was fermented separately using a range of selected yeasts, they were then blended, stabilized, filtered and bottled.
|Pair with seafood, poultry, salads and pastas.
|The estate was founded in 2008 by dynamic environmental entrepreneur and iconic figure Peter Yealands, and represents the largest privately-owned vineyard in New Zealand. Comprising 133 vineyards blocks on 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres), Yealands sustainable Seaview estate is designed with biological diversity in mind.
Alongside the vineyards, 25 wetlands and more than 175,000 types of native flora support an ever increasing range of fauna. His dedication to the land has continued to guide his holistic approach to ever-evolving sustainable vine growing practices, not only garnering global acclaim for beautifully crafted wines, but also admiration for his visionary tenacity. In fact, Yealands has been selected as the 2014 Green Company of the Year by The Drinks Business.