2016 Greystone Rosé
|Region||North Canterbury, NZ|
|Status||Certified Organic with Assure Quality (with some Biodynamic Practices)|
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.
|Wine||Made from 100% estate grown Pinot Noir, fruit was handpicked and fermented with wild yeasts in old french barrels. The barrels were aged under water and where malolactic fermentation took place giving the wine added richness and complexity. The resulting wine has a light cherry red colour with strawberries and cream flavours on the nose. Complex layers of cherry, cinnamon and coconut on the palate. Seriously delicious. Vegan-friendly.|
|Awards||Gourmet Traveller, New Zealand Winemaker of the Year 2018: Dom Maxwell|
New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2016 Organic Vineyard of the Year
|Tasting Note||Strawberry - Cinnamon - Cherry|