Established in 2004, Greystone draws its name from the steep and unique limestone clay hills in Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. With the aim of making exceptional wines from its unique terroir, since 2014, Greystone has managed its 33-hectare vineyard organically. Impressively for a relatively young wine company, Greystone has twice won Decanter trophies for Best Pinot Noir as well as earning the ranking of Top New Zealand Chardonnay in 2018. More recently, Greystone was Raymond Chan’s 2018 Winery of the Year and winemaker, Dom Maxwell, was named 2018 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine.
First produced in 2011, this is Greystone’s flagship Pinot Noir, named after the Thomas family who own the estate. On the nose you will discover complexity driven by the estate’s signature flavours: ripe dark fruit, earthiness, and baking spices. On the palate there is an expansion of flavour which is carried by long fine-grained tannins and poised acidity borne from Greystone’s highest limestone block. Expect concentration, layers and length and a wine that will age gracefully over the next 10 years.