Greystone Pinot Gris 2019
New Zealand / Canterbury
Andy's Tasting Notes
Sleek and seamless. A Pinot Gris with a luxurious yet fresh and balanced personality. Juicy summer peaches, fresh honeycomb, baked spiced pears and a touch of ginger. Refined and delicious.
Production notes – vinification: Grapes were pressed slowly over 4 hours before a light settle. The estate fermented both blocks together at cool temperatures through to a balanced off-dry style. Entirely tank fermented with five months on full yeast lees without stirring. Estate bottled without fining.
Price per bottle £16.60
Established in 2004, Greystone draws its name from the steep and unique limestone clay hills in Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. With the aim of making exceptional wines from its unique terroir, since 2014, Greystone has managed its 33-hectare vineyard organically. The team are continually searching for new ways to fully reflect the terroir, including vineyard ferments, which capture the vines’ wild yeasts in situ, while exposing the wine to the elements – the ultimate in natural winemaking?
For a relatively young wine company, Greystone has twice won Decanter trophies for Best Pinot Noir as well as earning the ranking of Top New Zealand Chardonnay in 2018. More recently, Greystone was Raymond Chan’s 2018 Winery of the Year and winemaker, Dom Maxwell, was named 2018 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine.
Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Estate vineyards are managed organically.
Food matchSmoked trout pate