Greystone Waipara Chardonnay 2016

31-Jan-2018

Greystone Wines winemaker Dom Maxwell was recently awarded Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2018. It was well-deserved from my perspective, as I’ve been impressed with the quality of all the wines that he has made (click here to see my article). Dom credits the vineyard, the work of viticulturist Nick Gill and his team for much of the quality, but his sensitive handling of all varieties and guidance to the appropriate style is a major factor too. The wines are crafted to show a sense of place, the season and variety, with degrees of complexity. I love the aromatic wines particularly, but the Greystone Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines are just as good and interesting, and in reality at the same level. Here, I review the 2016 Chardonnay, from a benign and long, warm and dry growing season. The richness and breadth reflect the vintage. www.greystonewines.co.nz


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