Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa 340 Blanc 2019 $45
I just lurve me a blended white. Like, really love them. To the point of obsession, where people keep a wide berth and try to avoid my gaze in the tasting room. Grown just outside of Carterton, this magical mélange shows the soft herbaceousness of sauvignon blanc, the lime and honeysuckle roar of the riesling component, and both are woven together with nashi niceness from a hefty splash of pinot gris. It’s got a smooth, refreshing, lemongrassy mid-palate and solid length of flavour, so with pork belly it’s perfecto!