2019 Greystone Waipara Chardonnay
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
"Fantastic bouquet with aromas of a complex and detailed expression. Aromas and flavours of pure white and yellow fleshed stone fruits, citrus, apple, lees and a chalky limestone minerality. On the palate the wine has a detailed texture from acidity and fruit spice, careful use of barrel and plenty of lees autolysis. Fresh cashew nut and oyster shell, apple blossoms and white peach flavours. Lengthy finish leaves me wanting the whole bottle to my self." Drink 2021 - 2025+
95/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Weighty and quite concentrated chardonnay with a nice mix of sweet fruit and savoury characters including peach, citrus, nectarine, baguette crust and spicy French oak. 09 FEB 2021." Drink 2020 - 2026
95/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
"A wonderfully styled and expressed chardonnay, showing grilled stone fruit, fig, lemon peel and vanilla characters with nuances of cashew and brioche. It's concentrated and richly textured on the palate delivering expansive mouthfeel and creamy texture, leading to an impressively long refined finish. At its best: now to 2027. $42.00. www.greystonewines.co.nz. March 2021." Drink 2021 - 2027
|Region||Canterbury / Waipara|
|Maturity||2021 - 2027|
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