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Peter Yealands

Peter Yealands
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Sustainable Agriculture
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Peter Yealands
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Silvery straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe gooseberry, golden apple, baked pear, and bruleed grapefruit with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk green plantain, ground nuts, and whipped cream finish with soft tannins and no oak. A soft sauvignon blanc that maintains its classic Marlborough character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe gooseberry, golden apple, baked pear, and bruleed grapefruit
Taste Flavor: green plantain, ground nuts, and whipped cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A soft sauvignon blanc that maintains its classic Marlborough character.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.