Urlar – The Earth Prevails

10-Nov-2010
Angus and Davina Thomson made a strong impact with the release of their Wairarapa wines under the Urlar label. Urlar means ‘The Earth' in Gaelic, and like its translated name, the wine growing operation seems to have weathered the tough economic times and is beginning to flourish. After a period of caution, the Thomsons have begun an expansion, with the aim of more Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir on the agenda. Winemaker Guy McMaster is a key figure in this; his skills have ensured quality wine that reflect the Gladstone site and growing conditions faithfully over the recent vintages. The current range is very smart. From the 2010 vintage, the wines are certified organic by BioGro. www.urlar.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Urlar Gladstone Riesling 2010
  • Urlar Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  • Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2009
  • Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2009

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