We had a sensational growing season for the 2013 vintage in Marlborough. It was just one beautifully clear day after the other, warm and sunny with little rainfall. However, we still experienced cool nights during the ripening period which helped to develop intense flavours in the grapes. These conditions ensured healthy, clean vine canopies and fruit packed with flavour and intensity across all varieties. With the warm weather, harvest started slightly early this year. The vintage was short and very intense, with several of our varieties ripening around the same time giving us a shorter than usual window for harvesting. We are thrilled with the overall quality of our 2013 vintage.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Yealands Estate Pinot Noir is very fruity with a black cherry, mulberry and warm cranberry nose dotted with touches of roses. Medium-bodied and quite elegant in the mouth, it has a low to medium level of velvety tannins and lively acid to hold through the finish with a good length of perfumed flavors. Rating 89 - Drink by 2017, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, erobertparker.com (DEC/2014).
Plum and cherry jam, spice and cream. Pretty thin, tastes like raspberry jelly, some light grainy tannin and a modest finish. Simple but pretty good. Rating 87 - Drink by 2018, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Notes of dark cherry, violets and spice dominate the nose.
The palate is full and structured, yet elegant with flavours of luscious dark cherry balanced with a fine mineral acidity.
This wine matches beautifully with red meat dishes, including venison and lamb.
This wine is suitable for vegetarians and gluten free diets.
Drink now or celler for 3 to 5 years.