Yealands Estate Single Vineyard PGR Pinot Gewurztraminer Riesling
New Zealand - 2019
Concentrated aromas of poached pears and melon, with underlying notes of quince and ginger - delicious!
Food Matching: Beautifully matched with all Asian cuisine, seafood, chicken, and pork dishes.
Vineyard: The 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. The cool site regularly commences harvest up to one week later than other sub-regions of Marlborough. All three aromatic varieties sit on sheltered, north-facing slopes. The soil is predominantly wind-blown loess.
Vinification: Three aromatic parcels; Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer, were selected and harvested together. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed then gently pressed, with the free-run juice going to a stainless tank and the pressings portion going to a 1000L French oak oval and a selection of old French oak barriques. The free-run juice in the stainless steel tank was settled for 72hrs and then the clear juice was then racked off to another stainless tank for a long cool fermentation to enhance the pure fruit flavours. The pressings portion in oak went through a natural fermentation and the french oak oval and barrels were stirred twice weekly post fermentation to develop structure and texture. Upon achieving a finely balanced blend, the wine was stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
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