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Introducing Yealands Lighter Sauvignon Blanc


(December 20, 2022) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International and prestigious New Zealand winery Yealands Wines are pleased to announce the arrival of the Lighter Sauvignon Blanc, the newest addition to its line of premium quality sustainable wines.

The Yealands Lighter Sauvignon Blanc, in its inaugural 2022 vintage, is a wine filled with juicy tropical fruit flavors, fully embracing the typicity of the iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc style. Carefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from the winery’s Awatere and Wairau Valley vineyards were used to craft this wine, known for highly aromatic, herbaceous, and tropical fruit flavors with underlying purity and minerality. The vines were carefully managed to reach ideal balance and flavor concentration at lower sugar levels, producing a low-alcohol wine.

With a 9% alcohol content, it’s a great option for consumers looking for a guilt-free, lower alcohol wine of premium quality. Consumer interest in moderating consumption of alcohol has been steadily increasing over the past decade, creating a long-term market opportunity for lower alcohol wines. The lower alcohol wine category is valued at over $1bn in the US, according to IWSR, and has forecast volume CAGR growth of approximately 27% for lower alcohol still wine.

Produced by a leader in sustainable winemaking, Yealands was the first vineyard in the world to be certified as carboNZeroCert since inception and has received 1,700+ sustainability awards and accolades. Yealands believes in creating thoughtfully crafted wines that work in harmony with their landscape.

Gluten-free, vegan, and with less than 85 calories per glass, the Lighter Sauvignon Blanc has pronounced fresh aromas of snow pea flowers, blackcurrant leaf, citrus and tropical fruits. Its palate is lively and herbaceous with flavors of lemongrass, lime, and kiwi fruits, and a lengthy, balanced zesty finish. Serve chilled and enjoy it with a wide array of seafood dishes, chicken, salads, and pastas.

The 2022 vintage of the Yealands Lighter Sauvignon Blanc is currently available nationwide, with a suggested retail price of $15.99 per 750ml bottle.

About Yealands Wines

Yealands has been a world leader in sustainable wine production since its foundation in 2008.  It became the first winery in the world to be Toitū carbonzero certified from day one and is one of the founding members of the International Wineries for Climate Action – the first agricultural initiative to be accredited under the United Nation’s “Race to Zero” program. Their commitment and innovative approach to sustainable wine production has garnered them numerous international accolades. Yealands is proudly New Zealand owned and has established itself as one of New Zealand’s prominent wine producers, creating premium quality sustainable wines that are exported to over 65 countries. For more visit: https://yealands.co.nz

About Palm Bay International

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits from key appellations/origins around the globe, as well as a growing roster of domestic wines. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive diversity of brands, accounts, and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.



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