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2016 Greystone Waipara Pinot Noir

2016 Greystone Waipara Pinot Noir

5 Stars Raymond Chan
2016 Greystone Waipara Pinot Noir
5 Stars Raymond Chan

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Greystone is a superb example of Waipara Pinot. Made in a winning house style, it is aromatically dense and quite darkly drawn, with supple tannins giving structure to the nicely ripe fruit and herbal/savoury profile. A powerful yet classy Waipara Pinot, it's a hell of a lot of wine for the price. Grab it while the run of good vintages are here.

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$36.99 in mixed 6+ or $42.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

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. We 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 we 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

19-/20 and 5 Stars Raymond Chan

"The nose is softly full and voluminous with harmoniously melded layers of ripe, dark-red and black berried fruits entwined with subtle dark herb and earthy complexities, along with lifted violet florals. Medium-full bodied, the palate has mouthfilling, rich and ripe flavours of dark-red and black berried fruits, unfolding subtle dark herbs, lifted florals and savoury, earthy detail. The flavours are harmoniously integrated, forming a softly sweet, packed heart. The fruit is balanced by very fine-grained, flowery tannin extraction providing excellent structure and a degree of finesse to the mouthfeel. The acidity is ripe and balanced, and the wine carries to a full, nuanced, lively finish. Match with wild duck and pork dishes, and lamb, beef and venison over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked and sorted fruit indigenous yeast fermented with low levels of whole bunch, and a portion in the vineyard to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak. Nov 2017 RRP $42.90." Drink 2017 - 2025

93/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Moderately intense pinot noir with dark-fleshed plum, black cherry, liquorice and smoky bacon flavours. Quite a soft and accessible wine, with a structure of gentle tannins. A mellow pinot that's a little oak dominant at this early stage but that should integrate with a little bottle age. 28/10/2016."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)

"The delicious 2015 vintage (5*) was matured in French oak barriques (25 per cent new). Deep and youthful in colour, it is highly fragrant, mouthfilling and supple, with rich, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, finely structured and long. A classy, age-worthy wine, it should be at its best 2018+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Canterbury / Waipara

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with POULTRY

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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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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