Peter Yealands Sauvignoir 2012

Peter Yealands Sauvignoir 2012 (Soh-vin-nwar)

I’m always open to try something new and different so when this arrived courtesy of the lovely folks at Yealands, I opened it, tasted it and was pleasantly surprised.

Peter and the team at Yealands are constantly developing innovative ways to make wines of excellence sustainably, and spent over 12 months developing this unusual blended wine; trialling all sorts of red grapes from around the world and have come up with Peter Yealands Sauvignoir 2012

The Sauvignon Blanc component of Sauvignoir has been made using traditional wine making practices but then “blended with a small amount of Teinturier, a red grape variety from Chile, providing the resulting vibrant red colour of the wine.”

Yealands says Teinturier will only be used in the short-term, until a replacement can be grown on their Awatere vineyard. Looking forward to see what is used to make this in the future?

OK – here we go – Once opened and in the glass it was like vibrant boysenberry jelly in colour, with a smash of sweet red berries and distinctly savvy tomato stalk on both the nose and palate,  full of flavour, refreshing and will be ideal chilled for summer evening barbeques – lighter in body than Pinot Noir but heavier and more up front than most roses I’ve tasted lately – try it – you may be surprised too…
RRP $19.00 available from Countdown Supermarkets nationwide..

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