Nor’Wester by Greystone Pinot Noir 2017
94 points, “This is an absolute bargain considering the level of quality and deliciousness here. From the cool climes of North Canterbury, this is on the robust side for the region. It bounces in tones of tangy cranberry, baking cherry, clove, cinnamon and crushed mineral. The tannins are well integrated, taut and sappy, allowing room for the crunchy berry and warm spice notes to shine.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast wasn’t the only one to pick up the huge quality to price ratio of this wine, Master of Wine Bob Campbell also called it a “Pinot Noir with character and sophistication” that “offers good value at this price.” Nor’wester – a reference to the prevailing winds felt on the three vineyard blocks used to make this wine – is a stunner. Each block has a different soil and that give immense complexity. Discover notes of bright cherry, plum crumble, dried herbs, toasted nuts, mossy forests, a little smoke, and a cranberry and pomegranate freshness. Our Wine Buyer is super excited to share this new Pinot Noir with you. Don’t miss out.
Established in 2004, Greystone organically farm 33 hectares of vineyards in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. Once an old sheep farm, the rolling Omihi hills have limestone soils filled with fossils, seashells and pebbles, inspiring the name Greystone. As well as being a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand and being certified organic by BioGro, this is a winery on the very cutting edge of terroir-driven wines. For some of their wines, they take the fermentation outside into the vineyard, exposing them to the elements and wild yeasts on the vines. You don’t get much more natural than that. No herbicides, insecticides or systemic fungicides are used at all, just organic methods and biodynamic soil management. Although we wouldn’t go as far as to describe them as vegan friendly because biodynamic farming does require some unusual uses of animal bits, their wines are bottled without fining or filtration, so animal products aren’t used in the winemaking process. Their innovative and labour-intensive approach has yielded multiple trophies from Decanter Magazine, and in 2018 they were named Winery of the Year by respected New Zealand wine critic Raymond Chan and Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine.
£4 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3570523
Style No.: 853423
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