2016 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir
|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||Indigenous yeast, hand plunged, French oak maturation for 10 months. Dark red cherry colour, black plums and Christmas pudding spice aroma. Lots of ripe juicy cherry and plums with firm yet subtle oak tannins. Full of flavour and style.|
|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||Red Cherry – Christmas Pudding – Subtle Oak|