Greystone 2017 Pinot Gris and Riesling, and 2016 Pinot Noir

10-Nov-2017

One of the Waipara Valley’s premier wine producers, the Greystone wine releases are eagerly anticipated by many keen wine consumers, and no doubt by critics. The Thomas family’s vineyard on the Omihi Hills is north-facing and features limestone in the upper areas and clay downslope, this allowing a range of varieties to perform well. The vines, planted in 2004 yielded their first commercial crop in 2008. In the short time since then, the work of viticulturist Nick Gill and winemaker Dom Maxwell have seen the Greystone wines gain critical acclaim. The flagship ‘Erin’s’ Chardonnay and ‘The Brothers’ Pinot Noir are among my best reviewed wines (click here to see my notes on the 2015 releases). The aromatic whites are particularly successful and Dom’s work with vineyard ferments is ground breaking. The aim is to have the wines show a sense of place. I believe the Greystone wines do this. Here, I review the new release 2017 Pinot Gris and Riesling, and 2016 Pinot Noir. www.greystonewines.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Greystone Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2017
  • Greystone Waipara Valley North Canterbury Riesling 2017
  • Greystone Waipara Valley North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016

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