White Wine, Vintage 2009
VinTank Wine ID
554-0014-008815-01-2009-1-0001 (permalink, short)
Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Bottle Date:8/9/25; Release Date:1/9/09
6 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 554-0014-008815-01-2009-1-0001-03-8 Suggested Retail Price: NZ $24.95
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In the harsh growing conditions of the Awatere Valley, Marlborough our low yielding vines produce wines with an intense varietal character. Subjected to low rainfall, high sunshine, cool nights and strong winds, we’ve nurtured the fruit from our Seaview vineyard with low impact methods, right through production in our leading edge carboNZeroCertTM certified winery. This wine reflects our aim of becoming the most sustainable wine grower in the world, creating premium wines of intensity and purity, in complete harmony with the environment.
The wine for Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is produced from two blocks on Seaview Vineyard.
The Seaview Vineyard 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.
The rolling contours of the vineyard result in significant variation (smaller, more intensely flavoured fruit on the ridges, balanced by lush growth in the gullies). This wine is composed of two small batches, one planted closer to the coast and the other at higher altitude and more inland.
The two most distinctive batches from the Seaview Vineyard were harvested and fermented separately, using selected yeast strains for sauvignon blanc to enhance varietal character. The parcels then underwent a long, cool four week fermentation prior to being blended, stabilised and bottled.
The 2009 Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc wine shows lifted tropical notes of passionfruit and guava balanced by blackcurrant bud and wet stone characters.
The palate is typical of the Seaview Vineyard - full with sufficient weight and underlying flinty minerality followed by a long, dry and crisp finish.