Greystone 2013 ‘Erin’s’ Chardonnay and ‘Thomas Brothers’ Pinot Noir

08-Jul-2015
Peter and Bruce Thomas, brothers who founded Greystone shared the vision to make a world class Pinot Noir. Peter thought the ‘best Pinot Noir in the world could come from the "crazy steep top blocks” off their newly established Omihi vineyard and persuaded viticulturist Nick Gill to plant what they called ‘The Brothers Block’. Their faith in the site, the soils and the top blocks have resulted in the most spectacular fruit, which they have bottled as ‘Reserve’ wine named ‘Thomas Brothers’. The 2013 vintage is the third release and has already been successful in garnering top awards. It employs the innovative natural vineyard fermentation process espoused by winemaker Dom Maxwell for greater complexities, textures and structure. To match the Pinot Noir, Greystone have the ‘Erin’s Reserve’ Chardonnay, named for Peter’s daughter who loves the variety. The vines are Mendoza, from the steepest block, also. Here, I review the 2013 ‘Erin’s Reserve’ Chardonnay and ‘Thomas Brothers’ Reserve Pinot Noir. www.greystonewines.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Greystone ‘Erin’s Reserve’ Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2013
  • Greystone ‘Thomas Brothers’ ‘Reserve’ Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2013

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