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2016 Greystone Sand Dollar Pinot Gris

2016 Greystone Sand Dollar Pinot Gris

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Greystone Sand Dollar Pinot Gris
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Great discount on this rich but refined Gris from Waipara which took out a top 10 slot in Decanter's World Pinot Gris Tasting- the only gris outside of Alsace to do so! .A favourite of Greystone winemaker Dom Maxwell (NZ Winemaker of the Year 2018), who is a master of this gently unctuous -- yet mineral and delicate -- aromatic style. The "Sand Dollar" is a step up to the single-vineyard range, named after the sea fossils that appear in these calcerous Waipara soils. Gently sweet but nuanced and harmonious, the renowned Sand Dollar is a steal for this heavy discount.

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$23.99 in mixed 6+ or $26.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

After searching the world for the perfect place to grow cool-climate wines, the Thomas family established the Greystone Vineyard on the slopes of the Teviotdale hills in the Waipara Valley in 2004. They planted 39 hectares of the 153 hectare property of predominantly north-westerly facing land, concentrating on matching blocks with clones and varieties. There were many options with a range of altitudes from 60m to 150m above sea level and soil profiles from light clays through to those rich in limestone content. While Pinot Noir makes up over 60% of the plantings they could see the potential for other varieties in the region and planted blocks of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and even a small block of Syrah.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Dry, tasty and textural pinot gris with ripe pear, toast, apple and brioche flavours. A classy wine that includes a portion of barrel fermented and matured wine to add a pleasing texture and additional layers of flavours. 20/5/2017." Drink 2017 - 2021

95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"From their estate vineyard, the wine was partially fermented in barrels with lees maturation. The wine is filled with attractive apricot, baked pear, rockmelon and spice characters with nuances of almond and oatmeal notes. The palate delivers excellent concentration and expansive mouthfeel, backed by rich texture and seamlessly integrated acidity. This dry pinot gris is extremely long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2021. $30.00. www.greystonewines.co.nz. April 2017." Drink 2017 - 2021

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"Flavoursome pinot gris with fresh apple and pear flavours plus a seasoning of spice, anise, cloves and a suggestion of bready yeast lees. Perfectly balanced wine in an off-dry style with good purity and power. 24/5/2017."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2021

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with MILD CHEESE
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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