2015 Ekleipsis Underwater Rosé

ProducerGreystone Wines
RegionNorth Canterbury, NZ
StatusCertified Organic with Assure Quality (with some Biodynamic Practices)
About

In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased a farm on the Omihi hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyard. From the outset there was one goal: to realise exceptional wines from the unique terroir.  In early 2014 they began the conversion from conventional to organic viticulture and obtained full certification in late 2016. From vintage 2017 onwards, Greystone Wines will be 100% certified organic.

An experimental winemaking process Greystone is successfully using is Underwater Fermentation, which is barrels are submerged in open vats during the fermentation process, resulting in a fresh, vibrant and textural dry style.

Winemaker

Dom Maxwell

Website https://www.greystonewines.co.nz
WineDuring the winemaking process, halfway through malolactic fermentation barrels were submerged underwater for ageing under pressure. The wine remained underwater for five months continuing malolactic fermentation and extracting subtle oak phenolics and colour from the old barrels. The resulting wine is a lovely salmon colour with peach, watermelon and cherry on the nose. Zippy fresh layers of red plum, pink grapefruit and sweet lemon. This is definitely wine of the pack! (Vegan-friendly, Preservative Free)
AwardsGourmet Traveller, New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2018: Dom Maxwell
New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2016 Organic Vineyard of the Year
Tasting NotePink Grapefruit - Sweet Lemon - Zippy
DrinkDinner party