Vineyard: Our 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. This results in naturally low cropping fruit with intense flavour and structure. The fruit for this Riesling came from our D2E block which was one of the first established in our Seaview vineyard and is relatively flat and on predominantly loess soils. Carefully selected rows were left out until mid-May to concentrate flavours and sugars.
Vinification: The Riesling for the Single Vineyard Late Picked Riesling was hand harvested by the entire team at Yealands in impeccable condition. When in the winery, the whole bunches were lightly pressed over two days. After settling, the juice was moved into a stainless steel egg shaped tank and inoculated with a carefully selected yeast strain to capture and enhance aromatic Riesling characters. A long and cool ferment took place and was stopped when the alcohol, residual sugar and acidity were in balance. The wine was then racked, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
Luscious sweet Riesling, full of baked peaches and candied citrus, the nose lifted by fragrant honeysuckle and a light shower of lime.
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