Gladstone Vineyard and 12,000 Miles Pinot Noir 2015

02-Nov-2017
Gladstone Vineyard is the oldest wine growing estate in the modern era of the Wairarapa. It was established in 1986, with Christine and David Kernohan acquiring the business in 1996. Since then, the Kernohans have become the doyens of the district, encouraging the wine industry around Gladstone and the Wairarapa as a whole. The range wines is relatively large and diverse, with the bottlings classically varietal and representative of the region. Pinot Noir is arguably the premier variety, and many of the vintages made by Christine have won top awards. I visited Gladstone Vineyard to catch up with winemaker Craig Fryett in March 2016, and tasted barrel samples of the 2015 Pinot Noir. I liked the wines in barrel (click here to see my report). Here I review the bottled wines, under the secondary 12,000 Miles and premium Gladstone Vineyard labels. The vintage is seen as low yielding, providing concentrated flavours and strong tannins, in essence a high quality one. Care was taken with the extraction to compensate. www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz

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  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Pinot Noir 2015
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Pinot Noir 2015

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