2013 Gladstone Vineyard and 12,000 Miles Pinot Noirs and 2014 Pinot Gris

15-Sep-2014
Following a number of challenging vintages, Gladstone Vineyard and the Wairarapa experienced superior growing seasons in 2014 and 2013. 2014 has turned out to be one of the warmest in the last decade. Flowering and the growing season was condensed with the vintage commencing two weeks early. With the Pinot Noir and most of the whites picked before the rains, there will be very strong wines. Although 2013 started cool, the period from December was hot and dry, contributing to full phenolic and tannin ripeness in the resulting wines, despite some rain events and cooling off later in the season. Gladstone Vineyard’s viticulturist Kyle Mason has facilitated the supply of excellent fruit for proprietor Christine Kernohan and her winemaker Alexis Moore to make ripe and naturally balanced wines. Here I review the 12,000 Miles Pinot Gris 2014, and 2013 Pinot Noirs under the 12,000 Miles and Gladstone Vineyard labels. www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Gris 2014
  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

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