RECENT FEATURES




Sileni Estates ‘Seasonal Release’ Wines
Ellero Central Otago Riesling 2015 and Pinot Noir 2014
Grove Mill 2015 Chardonnay, and Te Tera 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
French, Chilean and Australian New Releases from EuroVintage
Two Rivers 2017 ‘Isle of Beauty’ Rosé and 2016 ‘Clos des Pierres’ Chardonnay
Elephant Hill 2017 Syrah Rosé and 2016 Chardonnay
Selaks 2017 ‘Berries and Cream’ Rosé and ‘Luscious’ Pinot Gris
Tohu New Releases of Methode, White and Red Wines
Alpine Valley and Maui 2017 Marlborough Pinot Gris
Stewart Town ‘The Bounder’ Pinot Noir 2016
Mills Reef ‘Reserve’ Hawke’s Bay 2016 Cabernet/Merlot
Twin Islands 2017 Sauvignon and Opawa 2017 Sauvignon and Rosé, and 2016 Pinot
Ted by Mount Edward 2017 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir
Starborough 2017 Sauvignon and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Aronui Nelson 2017 Rosé, and 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Caythorpe 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling
Porters Pinot ‘Kereru’ 2015 Pinot Gris and 2014 Pinot Noir, and 2014 Estate Pinot Noir
Waiana Estate ‘Indian Summer’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2017
French, Spanish, Argentine, Californian and Aussie Imports from Procure
Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris
Dog Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Laithwaites – Mainly Australian Shiraz and Other Reds
Luna Estate Martinborough, Eclipse and Blue Rock Single Vineyard Releases
Rossendale Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Hunter’s 2017 Whites and Rosé, and 2015 Pinot Noir Releases
// View More Featured Reviews

Featured Reviews




Nor’Wester by Greystone North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

25 July,2017
Greystone is making some of the best Pinot Noirs of North Canterbury. Viticulturist Nick Gill is providing outstanding material for winemaker Dom Maxwell to express the terroir of the Greystone Vineyard site. As the distinctiveness and individuality of the wine has grown, so has demand. The team at Greystone have introduced a new second tier brand, ‘Nor’Wester by Greystone to provide consumers with the taste of North Canterbury with carefully selected fruit from the region. Greystone see this approach as being similar to how the negociant houses of Burgundy operate. The name refers to the strongest wind of the region. Here, I review the inaugural 2015 Nor’Wester by Greystone Pinot Noir. www.greystonewines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW



Nor’Wester by Greystone North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2015

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

17.5+/20
Dark, deep red colour with some depth and some garnet hues, lighter on the rim. This has a full, broad bouquet with well-packed aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit with a complex amalgam of dark-red florals, dried herbs and earth, unfolding spice elements. This has aromatic penetration and density. Medium-full bodied, the palate is solid and mouthfilling with flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruits melded with earth and dried herbs. The fruit is encased by considerable tannin extraction which is moderately fine-grained. The mouthfeel has fresh, integrated acidity with some underlying power that carries the complex savoury fruit and earthy nuances to a sustained finish. This is a mouthfilling, complex flavoured Pinot Noir with savoury dark-red fruits, earth and dried herb notes on a well-structured palate with a fresh mouthfeel. Serve with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat dishes over the next 4-5 years. Hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit from mature vines on the Omihi northern slopes, fully-destemmed and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine given 30 days skin contact and aged 16 months in 30% new French oak. 1,103 cases made. 17.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $33.00
Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny