92 Points Wine Spectator
A plush and supple red, brimming with flavors of raspberry coulis, cherry, rosemary, dried rose petal, forest floor and smoky black tea. Harmonious, focused and pure, with nice persistence on the finish, where pepper and citrus peel hints chime in.
Yealands is one of the most sustainable wineries in the world!
From the website:
Caring for the environment comes in many forms. Cutting-back on the harmful greenhouse gases caused by carbon emissions, looking after the resources that we already have and constantly finding innovative ways to generate renewable energy. In fact, leaving no stone unturned. So, whether it’s building the first winery in the world to be certified as carboNZeroCertTM from inception, engineering the World’s first vine pruning burners as a major energy source or installing one of the country’s largest array of solar panels, we’re determined to tackle the really big issues head-on. Every day Yealands is growing closer to our goal of becoming energy self-sufficient and carbon negative.
From the winemaker: Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given...
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