Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $19 (3.5 stars)

Lemongrass alert! This organically grown sauvignon absolutely heaves with citrus blossom and herbaceousness, buckets of preserved lemon, passionfruit and showing a dry, zesty, mineral-heavy mid-palate. It’s not a fruit bomb, it’s an elegant, lean, complex style. www.gladstonevineyard.co.nz

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 2 June 2018

When it comes to convincing humans to buy things, author Simon Sinek’s states “There are only two ways to influence human behaviour. You can manipulate it or you can inspire it”. So why don’t more wine producers do the ‘inspiring’ and not the discounting? It’s so depressing, because it’s rampant in the industry I love. […]

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