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Greystone - Pinot Noir 2018 Greystone - Pinot Noir 2018

Greystone - Pinot Noir 2018

A simply beautiful Pinot Noir

Single Bottle:

$42.00
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Type:Red

Varietal:Pinot Noir

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13.5%

Region:Waipara

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

A Pinot Noir with generous richness and flavour concentration. Layers of ripe cherry fruit flavours, violet notes, subtle spice, and chalky minerality with a gentle tannin line.

Technical Info

Brand:Greystone

Closure:Screwcap

Organic Certification:BioGro - 5920

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:12-14°C

Drink By:2028

Wine Ageing:8-10 months ageing in French oak 225L barrels.

Winemaking Style:Low-intervention

Harvest:Hand-picked, hand-sorted.

Winemaking:Grapes allowed to soak on skins at ambient temperatures before going through wild fermentation. Gently hand plunged each vat daily before pressing to French oak barriques after one month of maceration. Each barrel goes through a natural malo-lactic fermentation the following summer, before blending and bottling 16 months after harvest.

Viticulture:Unique limestone conglomerate in which the vine roots grow (greystone). A limestone mix of fossils, sea shells and small pebbles that have been fused together through the seismic movement of North Canterbury. The north-facing limestone hills slope down to clay, the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration.

Food Pairing:Beetroot and goat cheese sausage rolls, Duck confit and beetroot salad with pomegranate balsamic reduction, Duck rillettes, Duck sausage, Mushroom risotto, Duck breast, Game stew.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

93

The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

Reasonably light, savoury pinot noir with cherry, dried herb, violet, oyster-shell, spice and anise flavours. Youthful wine with fine, grippy tannins and bright acidity. A good result from a challenging vintage.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

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Acidity

Greystone

Established in 2000 by Peter Thomas and his wife Debbie, Greystone Winery, located on the Omihi Hills of New Zealand's South Island, has earned numerous accolades. In 2012, Decanter Magazine recognized it as one of New Zealand's Top 20 wineries. Winemaker Dom Maxwell was named New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine. In 2023, Greystone was honored with the Trophy for Champion at The International Wine Challenge, earning the title of the #1 Organic Winery in the World. Founded with a vision to create wines reflecting their unique terroir, Greystone boasts organic certification and embraces regenerative practices, including the use of sheep for ground maintenance, reducing emissions and eliminating the need for high-emission vehicles. Their winemaking philosophy prioritizes natural inspiration and minimal intervention, resulting in a portfolio of delicious, texturally rich wines, including vegan-friendly options.

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