“We make exceptional wines.” is the pretty straight forward statement by the Greystone crew. To be fair, it’s hard to argue against it. Especially their Chardonnay which, to be pretty straight forward, is ‘effin good!
That’s why eight vintages have scored at least 94/100 by Bob Campbell, with this current 2016 release getting 95/100. Bob called it “A smooth-textured wine with plenty of power and a lingering finish”
From the clay and limestone hills of north Canterbury, Greystone’s 37 hectares are made up of twelve single blocks and they’re all about letting nature do its thing. No nasty chemicals used here, they hand picked the fruit before whole bunch pressing one block and foot crushing the other, then naturally fermented it in French oak. They even bottle the wine on site (a luxury not ever winery can afford!) to ensure absolute maximum quality.
Seriously bloody good wine, it’ll only get better over the next few years.