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."
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