Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Peter Yealands is causing a few folks to listen and learn more about his success story. Based in Marlborough, looks like an aging rock star! Sustainable vineyard, wind and solar, sheep graze between the rows of vines. Appears to be working on a biodegradable plastic wine bottle at present time.
WTN: 2011 Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ.
$18 Cdn, color is a deep straw verging on yellow. Typical nose of gooseberry, passionfruit, hint of green pepper/herby. Full palate..passionfruit, great acidity, crisp and refreshing. Very nice citrus tones on the finish, very good fruit balance. Seems to have some higher-end SB out there somwhere. Good price for us here in AB, most run around $22 or so.
Tim York wrote:Can anyone here give me a run-down on the aromatic and taste profile differences between SB and Verdejo? The reason why I ask is that, if I had been blind, I would have guessed SB, probably New World, for last night's Rueda which went very well with moules marinières. Here is a TN -
Rueda 2011 – Marques de Riscal – (c.€7,50) made from Verdejo (at least 85% imposed by the Denominacion rules with SB and/or Macabeu allowed up to 15%). A decently crisp and refreshing very dry white with marked aromatics, citrus notes, tangy acidity, some minerals and a slightly ointment like after taste. Slightly less tangy though and rounder than my memory of 2010; 14.5/20++.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:
WTN: 2010 Verdejo Rueda Tardencuba.
Small estate around Vendialbo, rocky soil, concrete tanks. 13% alc, $18, good natural cork. An estate to keep an eye on I think?
Color. Pale light lemon, no green.
Nose. Pear with strong mineral element. Melon, gooseberry, quite aromatic but no real resemblance to SB.
Palate. Entry is dryish, lively, bright, crisp, oily. Pink grapefruit, limey, mineral.."just a hint of ripeness on mid-palate" from across the table. Melon, peach, solid, served quite chilled, does not lack acidity. Nice verdejo here, try to find if you can. Reminds me somewhat of the Protos, I posted on last year.
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