Click to view full size

92 Points – 4 Stars

Gourmet Traveller Magazine

-April/May 2012


4.5 Stars –

Winestate RecentReleases – 2011


92/100 – Bob Campbell Wine Reviews

 -November 2011

4.5 Stars –

Michael Coopers’ Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011

2011 Vintage

Greystone Feather Star Riesling 2011


We believe Riesling from the Waipara Valley is some of New Zealand's best. Our ability to get wonderful minerality combined with ripe fruit flavours creates some of the most exciting expressions of this variety on the planet!

A light bright straw colour in the glass leads to an expressive and delicate nose including lime and florals.  This low alcohol Riesling offers layers of complexity ranging in flavours from light citrus fruits through to richer manuka honey – all with a touch of sweetness.  A long and poised palate is highlighted by minerality throughout.  A perfect aperitif wine or match with fragrant South East Asian dishes.

Viticulturist's Notes

The fruit for our Feather Star Riesling comes from spur pruned vines on “Block 4” of Greystone Vineyard.  This block is gently sloping and is on clay soils.  We manage these vines differently to other Riesling blocks to allow early picking at ripe flavours but low sugars.

Winemaker's Notes

Hand selected bunches of the 198 clone of Riesling grown at Greystone Vineyard were very gently whole-bunch pressed before settling to get clear juice for fermentation.  The young wine was racked off lees soon after ferment to retain a fresh and poised palate at 50g/l residual sugar.  At 8.5% alcohol this wine is perfect lunchtime drinking over summer.  Don’t be fooled however, this wine will gain character with age

Date of Harvest 21st April 2011

Brix at Harvest 19.5

pH 2.94

Alcohol 8.5%

Cellaring 2011 - 2017

Sorry but this wine is currently out of stock

Please try another bottle from our collection