The Land Made wines from Yealands Estate tell the story of New Zealand’s leading wine regions from alluvial plains and windswept coastlines to spectacular mountain ranges. For this collection, their winemakers allow the land to tell its own story, skilfully combining individual parcels of fruit to produce wines that are reflective of their distinctive origin.
Bouquet: The nose shows citrus notes, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant leaf.
Palate: The palate is full, lively and balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. Food Match: Enjoy with seafood, chicken, salads and pastas.
Dietary: Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free diet.
Cellaring: Enjoy now, or cellar up to 2 years.
The 2019 growing season in Marlborough was a hot and dry one. They received small amounts of rain towards the end of December, but then nothing further until late February. These rain events had very little impact on soil moisture levels, but helped to replenish their rivers, setting them up nicely to see them through to harvest. Vintage started in mid-March and it provided them with incredibly stable weather. This meant they could pick blocks at their optimum, without having the pressure from weather events like they have experienced in other years. The resulting wine is showing the wonderful hallmarks that the Awatere vineyards are known for – highly aromatic fruit flavours, with underlying purity and minerality.