Gladstone Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2018
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A floral and gentle expression of Pinot Noir that offers more savoury characteristics in comparison to previously well regarded bold and ripe years. The elegance of this vintage makes it a perfect earlier drinking style of Pinot Noir that will have the potential for 10 years in the cellar from its release.
- 90 Points | Cameron Douglas MS
"This is the staple wine in Gladstone Vineyard's portfolio. The estate range is the benchmark for the house style and is a blend from top-performing blocks and clones we grow. Our mandate for this wine is to produce something that is genuinely reflective of the Wairarapa region; perfumed and savoury with fine tannins. The restraint on oak integration is a must to achieve the desired, transparent regional characteristics. There is no hiding behind a curtain of fancy winemaking tricks and new oak - just purity, liveliness, and sophistication. " - Eddie McDougall
WINEMAKING & PRODUCTION:
This fruit is hand-harvested from a collection of self-managed vineyards. 2018 was a challenging year due to the dose of frost that hit the vines in spring. Following a tough 2017, there was a lot of creative winemaking needed to make a wine of excellence. A reduced amount of new oak was used this harvest as the fruit density was not suitable to stand up to the powerful oak flavours. The selection of clones was limited to the Dijon types.
The fruit was de-stemmed into 2-tonne fermentation tanks with about 70% of the fruit left as whole berries. As far as possible, all clones were vinified separately to allow each clone's unique characteristics to express themselves. We applied a cold soak period of 3–5 days followed by spontaneously started ferments. All batches received a post-soak of between 2–3 weeks with plunging done by hand to ensure a soft extraction of tannins. We then pressed off the batches and matured them in French oak barrels (25% new) for 10 months, each with its own balanced oak regime of barrel age and choice of coopers.
ABOUT THIS RANGE:
Gladstone Vineyard's Estate range is a blend of selected parcels of which create the unique house style. Each parcel is from a vineyard within the local area that is directly managed by the team at Gladstone Vineyard.
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