Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total £0.00
» Checkout
Gladstone Jealous Sisters Sauvignon Blanc
Gladstone Jealous Sisters Sauvignon Blanc

Country of Origin: New Zealand

Region: Wairapara

Grape Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%

Food Matches: Old fashioned prawn cocktail, grilled fish.

Special Features: Award Winner

2012 Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 - Bronze

Price: £11.25
« Previous | Next »

Email Friend

Tasting Notes: Crisp and characterful, a proper reflection of the unique Gladstone terroir. A typical Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc nose of Granny Smith apples and green pepper. There is a citrus note of lemon peel that complements the mineral undertones and length of the palate. The wine is crisp and fresh with a restrained elegance. Drink now, or cellar for up to two years.

Producer Details: Christine Kernohan has lived in New Zealand 40 years, but her peaceful idyll in Gladstone hasn’t dimmed her feisty Scottish provenance let alone the accent. Established on the old riverbed of the Ruamahanga River at Gladstone, they are proud to be one of New Zealand's most beautiful vineyards. Since its inception, Gladstone Vineyard has been a member of the New Zealand Sustainable Winemaking programme, focusing on best practice environmental practices in winegrape production. Wairarapa, at the foot of NZ’s North Island, is delightfully rolling country with soils and elevations perfect for Pinot Noir. Gladstone have harvested huge praise for their Pinots – and their gifted new winemaker Alexis Moore (previously assistant winemaker at Seresin) is eager to further hone this fine fruit for the future. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris are also hugely bright and expressive here.

In The Vineyard: The grapes were grown at the Boyd, Cliffs, Dakin's Road and home blocks. The vines are all trained with 3-cane VSP trellis systems that allow optimal ripening with sufficient sunlight penetration and air movement through the canopy. After several years of careful management these vines now almost self regulate to give an optimal balance of crop size and ripening. Gladstone used a combination of hand picking and machine harvesting depending on the site, and processed the fruit with care to maximise quality and site expression.

In The Winery: The grapes arrived at the winery in perfect condition and were quickly processed to prevent loss of quality. A soft pressing action was used to ensure harsh tannins weren't extracted from the skins. The juice was chilled to 8C for three days to enable cold settling and remove any unwanted solids. The clean juice was then fermented in two separate stainless steel tanks at different temperatures to give a greater complexity of flavours. The wine remained on the lees for two months after  fermentation to help build the palate-weight and texture before final clarification and bottling.

Product Reviews

No Reviews For This Product.

Click to review this product

© 2013 Russell and Newnes
Accept Cookies?