Yealands Estate Gruner Veltliner 2011 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

The 2011 vintage delivered a fantastic ripening period of warm, dry weather and cool nights, enhancing and capturing the grapes natural flavours. Overall the season produced outstanding wines brimming with varietal flavour, structure and intensity.

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.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine shows lifted notes of stonefruit, honeysuckle and spice.

Palate

The palate is rich and textured with complementary notes of pep-per and spice, which integrate well with fine acidity, providing a good backbone to the wine.

Winemaking

The Grüner Veltliner was hand picked at 23.5 brix, cropped at five tonnes per hectare and whole bunch pressed into tank to cold set-tle for 72 hours. The clear juice was racked carefully, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast. A long, cool fermentation fol-lowed, to capture and enhance the classic Grüner flavours of stonefruit and spice. The wine remained on lees for three months with weekly stirrings to build on the texture of the wine. After sta-bilisation and a light fining the wine was filtered prior to bottling.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Yealands Estate is based in the Awatere Valley to the south east of Marlborough's Wairau Plains. Their vineyard stretches from the foothills of the Seaward Kaikoura ranges to the bluffs overlooking Cook Strait on the east coast of Marlborough.

Back when Marlborough's wine industry started to gather momentum in the Awatere everyone thought the steep contours of these foothills were too challenging for viticulture. Everyone that is except Peter Yealand. He recognised that with careful development and clever thinking this terroir would produce great wine. In 2002 he began consolidating his vineyards here, extending his existing interests on the Wairau Plains with the development of some 950 hectares of rolling Awatere country which he terraced into vineyard blocks to create New Zealand's single largest privately-owned vineyard.

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