Yealands "Clearwater Cove" Sauvignon Blanc 2015 ~ Marlborough, New Zealand
Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2015: Pure Bronze
The winemaker "Parcels from the Awatere and Wairau Valley together combine to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance. The nose is lifted and fresh with notes of passionfruit and grapefruit. The sweet fruit characters on the palate and fresh acidity combine to create an expressive, classy Sauvignon Blanc. Beautiful with barbequed seafood - especially prawns, fish and also mezze plates."
Previous vintages have also won awards, including:
New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 - Gold
New World Wine Awards 2013 - Gold
International Aromatic Competition 2013 - Silver
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 by far 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. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial scale viticulture began in Marlborough the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!