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Greystone - Riesling 2018 Greystone - Riesling 2018

Greystone - Riesling 2018

Fresh crisp acidity layered with complex fruit flavours

Single Bottle:

$25.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Riesling

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:12%

Region:Waipara

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

Complex and layered expression of Riesling with an addition of meticulously selected botrytis bunches adding apricot, orange and spice aromas to the mix. Light golden straw in colour. Expressive on the nose with lime, lemon curd and jasmine flower. The palate is defined by a long thread of complex fruits including mandarin, mango and lime zest. Balanced with natural sweetness and acidity this wine will age beautifully or can be enjoyed immediately.

Technical Info

Brand:Greystone

Closure:Screwcap

Organic Certification:BioGro - 5920

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:7-10°C

Drink By:2028

Wine Ageing:5 months on yeast lees in tank.

Winemaking Style:Low-intervention

Harvest:Fruit was hand harvested in the cool of the early morning to retain freshness and acidity. This fruit comes from two clay blocks, one ungrafted, that provide great concentration.

Winemaking:Whole bunch pressed before vinification. Fermentations were long and quite cool between 14 and 16 degrees in stainless steel. Judiciously selected noble Botrytis bunches were Included at between 5 and 10% of the overall fruit selection. Lots were blended together after five months on yeast lees, before estate bottling without fining.

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:Grilled seafood, Sashimi, Thai green curry, Pork stir-fry, Chicken piccata, Grilled chicken with citrus glaze, Greek salad, Poached prawn cocktail, Goat cheese and herb-stuffed chicken, Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, Asparagus risotto.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

95

The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

Medium-dry riesling with apricot, peach, lime, grapefruit, citrus and floral rose petal. Subtle sweetness is perfectly balanced by tangy acidity giving the wine delicious tension. Smooth-textured with a lengthy finish.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

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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