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2018 PINOT GRIS, Greystone. North Canterbury, New Zealand

Bin:  175

Alcohol percentage:  14.5%

Organic

Area:

North Canterbury a wine region is on the east coast of the south Island. Greystone are in the Omihi hills, about 50 miles north of the city.
From the Greystone website: “The block this fruit comes from sits behind the cellar door on an old river terrace and is a mixture of silt and clay loam. Organically managed, the combination of undervine cultivation and longer irrigation cycles has driven the vine roots deep into the soil profile. Popular Pinot Gris clones 2/15 and 2/21 produce well on these soils. Careful bunch thinning means balanced yield and excellent quality. A small amount of botrytis is allowed to establish to add some complexity to the final wine.”

Grape variety:

100% Pinot Gris – a small portion fermented in old French oak barrels and aged on yeast lees for five months.

Producer:

A farm bought in 2000 by the Thomas Family, helped by Viticulturist Nick Gill and winemaker Dom Maxwell. The first vintage was 2008. They were certified as fully organic in 2014.

Old Bridge rating:

A rich, spicy style. We normally list their drier ‘Sand Dollar’ wine but this is a fascinating alternative.

Press review:

Champion Pinot Gris – 2019 NZ Organic Wine Awards
94 Points – Bob Campbell MW:
“The aroma reminds me of freshly-baked apple pie with a seasoning of cloves. Weighty pinot gris with an initial hint of sweetness that is perfectly balanced by fruity acidity and fine, peppery tannins. A classy wine that is good now but no rush.”
5 Stars – Michael Cooper/Winestate Magazine:
“This powerful, off-dry wine is already drinking well. Sturdy and concentrated, it has generous stone fruit flavours, with hints of honey and oak adding complexity, and strong personality.”

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£18.05 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£17.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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