Greystone Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019
This exquisite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is impressive with extraordinary layers of complexity. You can expect inviting ripe peach, apricot and nutty aromatics with some delicate floral highlights. The palate is generous with luscious fruits, a creamy texture and a defined toasted nut finish. Well-rounded, structured and produced in a unique style, this seductive white begs to be savoured slowly.
Fermented in aged barriques with wild yeast for greater complexity, using a mix of Loire and Bordeaux clones, this wine is also allowed to age on lees and partially malolactic ferment to lend it a creamy texture and richness. This certified organic wine is unlike any other Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
Greystone Organic Sauvignon Blanc is the successor to their much-loved Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Made in the same style, but with a focus on Greystone's organic status.
In 2000, the Thomas family purchased an old sheep farm on New Zealand’s Omihi hills in Waipara because of its amazing rolling limestone soils, with one goal in mind: to produce exceptional wines from the unique limestone terroir. Viticultural specialist Nick Gill was bought over from Penfolds to plant 13 blocks on this unique terroir and by 2004 work was complete.The first Greystone wine was produced in 2008 and since then the estate’s reputation has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best wineries.
Recently described by Decanter magazine as one of the top producers in New Zealand, the vineyard is situated in the Waipara Valley, an hour north of Christchurch. Greystone is 100% certified organic and believes true fine wines are temporal, each vintage a fleeting snapshot of a place in time. They don't seek to manipulate the final product and allow a true interpretation of the soil, vines and season to shine through in their wines. They use wild fermentation and bottled unfiltered where possible because this process reveals more layers and complexity: it’s like listening to your favourite album on vinyl and hearing richer, more nuanced tunes.