Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018

Original price was: $25.50.Current price is: $19.75.

This is an organically certified vineyard produced Pinot Gris, located in Gladstone, Wairarapa. It’s relatively weighty, due to its skin-soaking wine-making. The wine offers rich aroma and flavour, and very food friendly.

Product of New Zealand
Certified Organic

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GTIN: 9421023700134 Categories: , ,

Urlar: Scottish Gaelic for the earth, is the heart of our farming system. Our desire is to bring an abundance of life back to these ancient soils so you can discover the purity of flavour that is inherent in our land.


This Pinot Gris is produced entirely from the yield of Urlar’s organically certified vineyard. Which itself sits on Ruamahanga River terrace, Gladstone, Wairarapa. The soil is composed of river shingles, Greywacke pebbles, coarse sands and some clay. Part of biodynamic principles had been applied into viticulture. That also contributes to the rich flavour and texture of the wine.

Aerial view of Urlar’s single vineyard.

The Pinot Gris was hand-harvested and the majority of fruit whole bunch pressed. (including some green flavour of stems)

A small portion of young vines produced tiny and intensely ripe bunches which were destemmed and fermented on skins to extract spice, ripe phenolics, texture and length. This portion makes up 12% of the blend while the pressed juice was put to old french oak barriques (225L) and fermented with a variety of yeasts. Partial malolactic and lees stirring adds palate weight and richness.

These reasonably special viticulture and wine-making, end up with a wine of unusual weight. It has the aromas of stonefruit and spice (nutmeg), ginger and honey with sweet pear dominate the nose. The wine has a mouth-filling entry from the malolactic influence. Satisfying richness is then reined in by a tangelo skin and ginger spiced texture from the skin contact parcel. It finishes dry and refreshing. There is several years of cellar potential, and it’s particularly food friendly to umami rich ingredients.

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 32 cm

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Serving and Ageing

Serve in standard Bordeaux white glasses at 10℃.
Drink now, not suitable to age further.



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