Produced from our Home Block in Gladstone, this enticing blend of 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 27% Pinot Gris and 6% Riesling is both rich and textural. Ripe pear and stonefruit, balanced by roasted cashews and hints of lemon-lime. An opulent palate that is focussed on minerality and a firm acid line.
94 Points - Sam Kim, The Wine Orbit
93 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
90 Points - James Suckling
"This wine tells the story of the vintage as opposed to the winemaking philosophy and style at Gladstone Vineyard. It is a genuine expression of the terroir and the Home Block site itself. Each year, the yields of each varietal will vary, making it a wine that is impossible to copy whilst maintaining a wine that is reective of the vintage istelf. An all-round wine that oers complex aromas and flavours of vanilla, melon, peach and a slight tropical hint of fresh pineapple with an energetic underlay of lime and citrus driving the acidity and liveliness on the palate. The outcome is a wine that will age gracefully for 5-10 years in the cellar, but also a wine that drinks incredibly well now with almost anything you wish to pair it with" - Eddie McDougall
WINEMAKING & PRODUCTION:
This is arguably our most ambitious winemaking project. A field blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris & Riesling sourced from our Gladstone Vineyard Home Block, located on the estate, with the Sauvignon Blanc being a part of the original plantings from 1986. Grapes are hand-picked and transferred straight into the winery where they are pressed as whole bunches to limit exposure to oxygen and create a diverse range of flavour development showing off the unique qualities of the vintage. 100% barrel fermented and post-fermentation, homogenized and blended together for further maturation of 9 months with the addition of malolactic fermentation which will vary from vintage to vintage. The wines will then be racked out of the barrel and prepared for bottling with limited fining with the addition of both coarse and sterile filtration.
ABOUT GLADSTONE VINEYARD:
Gladstone Vineyard has an established reputation as a quality, boutique wine producer making award-winning wines of finesse and complexity with a primary focus on making New Zealand’s finest Pinot Noir!
The Gladstone district in the Wairarapa, New Zealand is a fast-growing wine area, as winemakers realise the potential of the quality soil and climate conditions that produce low-yielding, rich, concentrated grapes and show off the very best of the terroir. The result is our style of wine. Aromatic, fresh and true to varietal!
We believe that the most important part of winemaking occurs in the vineyard. Our grapes are managed with great care, ensuring the best possible fruit is brought to the winery at harvest, giving our winemaking team every opportunity to be creative whilst still striving to produce international, award-winning wines.