Gladstone Vineyard 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Releases

28-Sep-2012

As the senior winery in the greater Wairarapa district, many eyes are on the first releases of every new vintage from Gladstone Vineyard. The wines are the benchmarks for the region and set the standard of success for the other players. Christine and David Kernohan have run the operation since 1996, ten years after it was established. The 2.7 ha ‘Home Block' was supplemented by the establishment of the 10 ha ‘Dakins Road' vineyard, and nowadays an extra 8 ha are leased from contract growers. Gerhard Smith has been winemaker with Christine since 2005, and Kyle Mason the vineyard manager for over 5 years. He has instituted the ‘Biological Viticulture' regime at Gladstone Vineyard. I review four of the latest releases from this well-established and experienced team, including three 2012 vintage wines and three Sauvignon Blancs. www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • 12,000 Miles Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Gladstone Vineyard Gladstone Rosé 2012

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