Greystone Sea Star Riesling 2016 Waipara Valley
Fragrant and floral with a soft white spice; suggestions of mandarin, rose, red apple and lemon; a natural ferment energy. On the palate – crisp. dry, plenty of texture and flavours reflective of the nose with lemon and apple, white spice and floral moments; a mineral layer of chalk/limestone adds depth and complexity. Long finish – a lovely example. Drink now and through 2026.
Greystone Pinot Gris 2016 Waipara Valley
Attractive bouquet of Gris with a mix of wild white florals, honeysuckle, yellow apple, pear and spicy pear skin. On the palate – just off-dry with a little sweetness; fleshy, juicy, crisp and dry; flavours of white fleshed peach and nectarine with a lemon twist and spice; medium+ acidity, moderate weight and lengthy finish. A lovely example – drink now and through 2022.
Greystone Sand Dollar Pinot Gris 2016 Waipara Valley
A bouquet suggesting fleshy and lush white fruits of pear and apple – both fresh and cooked versions; a floral layer and some white pepper spice. On the palate – lush, juicy, fresh, crisp, textured and dry on the finish; flavours of white fruits and white spice return, lovely crunchy acidity, some warmth from the alcohol – nice - silken texture and lengthy finish. Great balance and well made. Drink now and through 2021.
Greystone Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented 2016 Waipara Valley
Fruity attack with a soft and light smoky layer from the barrel then aromas of Sauvignon with peach, gooseberry, a touch of grapefruit and white spice; clear level of complexity. On the palate – dry, crisp, fruity and layered with spice and barrel tones, a wild ferment honeysuckle and floral layer adds depth and complex textures; a wine also showing a mineral chalk/stone layer. A lovely example with a varietal signature and lengthy finish.