75cl * 13.0% ABV * Wairarapa, New Zealand
Gladstone Vineyards offer a refreshing take on the tried and tested New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc's we are so used to seeing. Skin contact and the subtle influence of oak during the fermentation of a portion of the crush, this wine shows more delicate notes contrasted with the more overt profile that Sauvignon Blanc from the North island is generally known for. The nose offers cut grass, passionfruit, white peach with a touch of flint, complex and inviting. On the palate there is a fuller weight and greater depth, dry with herbal notes and refreshingly crisp acidity and subtle oak notes that complement the naturally ripe flavours present.