Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir 2017

£24.00

If you happen to be a resident of the UK you might wonder what possesses people to move to Australia (other than, of course, being sent there because you stole...

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If you happen to be a resident of the UK you might wonder what possesses people to move to Australia (other than, of course, being sent there because you stole a loaf of bread or whatever other ridiculous Victorian crime you could commit to get sent to a penal colony.) You have to endure an infuriatingly healthy amount of Vitamin D, people are jolly about stuff and will invariably call you 'bro.' You may have to learn the rules of Aussie Rules, which despite having 'rules' in the name seem decidedly abstruse.
Drinking Santolin Gladysdale Pinot Noir will make the desire for Aussie emigration all too clear. A place that can create such an elegant yet robust Pinot delivering flavours of cherry, strawberry, baking spices and truffle oil is clearly a location worth hanging your hat, even if there's a risk of getting killed by 30 different spices of poisonous spiders.


Born in Australia to Italian parents, Adrian was fully immersed in his family's Italian culture growing up - and wine, of course played a big part of that heritage. Adrian worked at a local winery in Griffith during his school and university holidays. In 2002 he began working fulltime in the industry as a lab technician. In 2003 he moved to the Hunter Valley starting out as a cellar hand. Within two years he worked his way up to Assistant Winemaker. In 2006 he worked a vintage in Italy and then settled down in the Yarra Valley working as a winemaker for various wineries and vineyards gaining knowledge of wine production and vineyard management techniques. This culminated in Adrian; along with his wife Rebecca starting their own wine business in 2012. Santolin’s winemaking style is focused on minimal intervention to showcase the flavours of the wine in its purest form. Santolin’s ethos is to keep it simple. An exceptional wine starts with great fruit and then Santolin do very little to the fruit along the way except to keep an eye on things to make sure everything is moving along nicely. As a result, each wine showcases its varietal, regional and vineyard characteristics. Fruit is handpicked at the optimal time for a balance between flavour and natural acidity. Grapes are hand sorted with one portion transferred directly as whole bunches into an open pot fermenter. The remaining portion transferred via destemmer as whole berries to a second open pot fermenter. Left to ferment naturally and gently hand plunged twice daily. Upon completion of fermentation the wine is drained and grapes pressed directly to French oak (30% new). Matured for 10 months on full solids then selected barrels are blended. Wine is not filtered or fined.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.