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2015 Yealands Land Made Series Riesling

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This is a zingy and dry Riesling with a real tang of lemon and lime. It's crisp and palate cleansing and would go very well with a seafood platter.

Winemaker's Notes

Thinking differently is what we do at Yealands. Crafting award-winning wines in harmony with nature has seen us lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. But most importantly, it means great tasting wines which don’t cost the earth. The Yealands Estate Land Made range is sourced from New Zealand’s leading wine regions. The winemakers have chosen to allow the land to tell its own story, selecting parcels of grapes carefully nurtured from the vine to the bottle. These individual parcels are skilfully combined to produce intense and authentic wines, reflective of their distinctively unique origin.

Bouquet: Offers lifted lemon and lime aromas, mixed with a hint of jasmine and elderflower.

Palate: This lush off-dry wine brims with citrus zest and honey flavours.

Food Match: Enjoy with spiced Asian-inspired cuisine. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets.

Cellaring Recommendation: Enjoy now, or cellar for up to 3 years.

Vintage Summary: 2015 was an incredibly smooth harvest which commenced around a week earlier than expected. This was due to the consistently dry, warm weather we enjoyed all summer in Marlborough, as well as the lighter crop from the cooler weather over the flowering period. The whole growing season was, in fact, incredibly dry with the region only receiving around 40% of its annual rainfall, putting pressure on the water supply within the region. Fortunately, all our vineyards came through the season very well with no impact on quality due to the low soil moisture levels experienced. The resulting wines have the hallmark intense citrus notes and bright, refreshing acidity.

Winemaking: The four Riesling blocks were harvested separately at perfect ripeness, pressed off gently then cold settled for 72 hours. The clear juice was racked carefully and inoculated with a selected yeast strain to capture and enhance the aromatic Riesling flavours. A long cool fermentation took place over five weeks and stopped naturally when the alcohol, residual sugar and acidity were in perfect balance. The wine was then racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Alc/vol: 11.5%

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2015 Yealands Land Made Series Riesling

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Michael Cooper (2012 Vintage) says
Punchy, crisp and dryish, with youthful, citrusy, limey flavours to the fore, hints of peach and passionfruit, and a very good intensity and vigour. Best drinking 2014+
July/Aug Winestate

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