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Gladstone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

13% abv

An intense hit of cherry and dark plum is balanced with alluring floral and earthy nuances. Chocolate, coffee and oak combine beautifully with the plush juiciness of this wine to deliver a round and generous palate and silky textural finish. Drink now, or cellar for up to 10 years.

The Gladstone Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine with all the grapes grown at the wineries organically farmed Dakins Road block. The wine is crafted from a range of clones- including 5, 6, 114, 115, 667, 777, 10/5 and Abel – adding complexity and nuance to the final blend. The vines were carefully managed to give maximum sun exposure to the fruit for optimum ripeness, and the fruit was hand harvested.

Fruit is chilled and crushed into 1.5 and 2 ton fermentation tanks. As far as possible all clones are vinified separately to give expression to each clone’s unique character. Following a cold soak period of 3-5 days the wine undergoes a combination of wild and inoculated ferments. All batches received a post-soak of between 2-3 weeks. Batches are plunged by hand to ensure a soft extraction of tannins and then pressed off and matured in French oak barrels (25% new) for 10 months, each with its own balanced oak regime of barrel age and choice of coopers. Wines are lightly filtered before bottling.

£22.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Gladstone Vineyard, planted in 1986, is located in Gladstone; the central sub-region of the Wairarapa valley. The vineyards are planted along the river terraces of the Ruamahanga River, which has a unique free-draining soil profile of clay over stony silt loams. The microclimatic conditions of their vineyards are semi-maritime, which experiences very cool springs, extended sunshine hours and high exposure to UV light, which provides ideal conditions for the ripening of premium wine grapes.

In 2018, Eddie McDougall and a consortium under The Flying Winemaker acquired Gladstone Vineyard with the view to write the next exciting chapter of this prestigious wine estate. Under Eddie’s helm, Gladstone Vineyard now manages and collaborates with several premium vineyards and growers across the Wairarapa and Hawkes’ Bay; diversifying the estate’s portfolio of wines. In light of the expanding vineyard footprint, Gladstone Vineyard’s core vision remains to be the number one producer of Pinot Noir in New Zealand.

Reference #:
10603
Strength
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Organic
Yes
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

What do I pay for delivery?

Shipping is free on all Duty Paid UK orders over £150 and £190 for Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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Where do you ship to and when will it arrive?

We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.

All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

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We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41