Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir Wairarapa 2020
Impressive and full bodied, savoury and earthy with all the classic flavours of great Wairarapa Pinot Noir. Winemaker Jannine Rickards has crafted a gorgeous textural Pinot Noir here with gentle French oak maturation, 20% new, giving the wine a light fine and no filtration. This wine is from an excellent vintage, 2020, and has great longevity of up to seven to eight years as well as being a great drink now.
An elegant wine showing dark red berry fruits, dried herbs and subtle savoury notes. There are complex layers of whole bunch characteristics, spices, earthy cedar and forest floor. Elegantly concentrated with fine tannins and a silky texture.
Beautifully suited to a rack of lamb or game dishes such as venison or duck.