Yealands "Clearwater Cove" Pinot Noir 2015 ~ South Island, New Zealand
New vintage awards to come soon!
New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year 2014 ~ International Wine Challenge
The Winemaker "This Pinot Noir is brimming with flavours of ripe berry fruit and savoury notes, which integrate well creating a beautifully balanced wine. Enjoy on its own, or match with duck, lamb, venison and veal dishes."
Made from a blend of fruit from three regions, with richness from Central Otago and Nelson and freshness from Marlborough, its juicy with aromas and flavours of dark cherries and spice with soft tannins and a supple mouthfeel.
Clearwater Cove are part of Peter Yealands' Yealands Wine Group, an award winning producer that won New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year in the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Yealands can boast New Zealand's top red wine (2014 International Wine Challenge) and the World's best Sauvignon Blanc (2012 International Wine Challenge). The company has also won recognition for it's sustainable approach to wine production: winning multiple "Green Company of the Year" awards.
Marlborough is New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. While most famous for its Sauvignon Blanc this cold climate region also produces superb Pinot Noir - the second most popular grape in the region. Commercial scale viticulture began in Marlborough the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!
The Awatere Valley is on the seaward side of Marlborough, in a valley running parallel with the east coast of the South Island. The Awatere River, which flows south from Clifford Bay, gives the region its name – awatere meaning 'fast-flowing river' in the local Maori dialect. The Wither Hills in the north separate Awatere from the Wairau Valley.