SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bob Campbell Wine Reviews - 86/100 points 5 stars - Winestate Recent Releases 2011 5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Best of 2012 Releases
Greystone Sand Dollar Pinot Gris 2011
Light gold in colour the Sand Dollar Pinot Gris has a refined yet complex nose which opens up in the glass - showing peach, nashi pear, nougat with mild citrus and tropical tree-fruits. The rich and fine-grained palate is full of stonefruit with a hint of underlying smokiness. A multi-layered and dry wine with a long and refreshing palate.
The 2011 season gave us full crop loads which ripened steadily to a mid April harvest. Shoot and bunch removal provided us with concentrated fruit. Our Pinot Gris comes from gentle slopes, NW facing on wind-blown loess (silt) over clay. Limestone deposits through vineyard. Density 2500 vines/Ha on two-cane VSP trellising.
The fruit for this dry style Pinot Gris was picked when rich varietal flavours were beginning to shine through in the vineyard, but before the natural sugar levels got too high. The juice was settled clear before fermentation with neutral yeast to allow varietal purity. The new wine was deemed balanced at 3.5g/L RS, when it was chilled to commence a short period of stirring and ageing on lees. The wine was bottled unfined.
Date of Harvest 12 April 2011
Date of Bottling 17 August 2011
Brix at Harvest 23.9
376 Omihi Rd, Waipara 7483
TELEPHONE 03 314 6100
Monday - Sunday
11.00am - 4pm
- Purchase Wines- Join Greystone Wine Club- Muddy Water- Waipara Valley Winegrowers- Hurunui Tourism- New Zealand Winegrowers
One of our international picking crew showed some amazing talent! Very impressive and including the Greystone Logo! MORE
Totally Love it! Our Awesome Team in the Winery...All smiles despite sleep deprivation... MORE
Search Online Store
Where to buy Greystone in Australia
Click here to find your nearest bottle store in Australia
Where to buy Greystone in New Zealand
Click here to find your nearest bottle store in New Zealand
Greystone Wine Club
Get more information about this by clicking MORE
© Copyright 2013 Greystone Wines Terms & Conditions
Website Design Studio Publica, Website Development Limelight Online