(2015 vintage)Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World & Best New Zealand wine
Cathay Pacific - International Wine & Spirit Competition - Hong Kong
(2015 vintage)Trophy and 5 stars 'Sauvignon Blanc of the Year 2015'
Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Awards 2015
The 2016 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has notes of freshly chopped herbs and mown grass with lime zest, yuzu and wet pebble hints, plus a pretty waft of elderflower. The medium-bodied palate is seriously crisp with wonderful length and some minerally layers on the finish. 91/100
Lisa Perrotti-BrownThe Wine Advocate, robertparker.com
Yealands Sauvignon Blanc is selected from two parcels of fruit from Yealand's Seaview Vineyard, where Sauvignon Blanc vines are grown on New Zealand’s most coastal vineyard. The vines are exposed to some of the toughest growing conditions in the country; Low rainfall, high sunshine, cool nights and strong winds. And the result is a smaller, fuller, thicker-skinned berry and lower yielding vines which create a style of intense purity, focus and complexity and with wonderfully rich flavour. Thinking differently is fundamental to Yealands. Crafting award-winning Sauvignon Blancs in harmony with nature has seen Yealands lead the world in sustainable winegrowing and creating top Sauvignon Blanc releases. But most importantly, it means great tasting wines which don’t cost the earth. And the very latest 2015 is the most thrilling yet capturing the very finest in beautifully fresh, structured, prickly, Sauvignon Blanc flavour.
An amazing match with goats cheese salad, poultry dishes and seafood dishes such as freshly shucked oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and creamy scallops.