The Greywacke Pinot Gris is a luscious, rich, off dry style. Made like a Chardonnay but with no-malo as the very ripe grapes were already quite low in acidity. Golden fruits – pears, apricot, a bit of ginger spice. This is a bit of a ‘hidden treasure’ in the Greywacke range.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Whiffs of a virtual cake shop: raspberry lamingtons, strawberry compote and vanilla cream, Turkish delight and candied quince, sticky figs and smoky manuka honey. The palate is silky and sumptuous – an off-dry, textural wine of intense richness, laced with a citrusy, sherbet-like zest."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2019 Vintage)
"Greywacke consistently makes one of New Zealand's best pinot gris. This is a rich, ripe, almost luscious wine, with an appealing mix of ripe pear, apple and bready yeast lees flavours. Good weight and a lengthy finish."
Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2019 Vintage)
"Complex and enticing bouquet with aromas of white spices and lees, wild flowers and exotic fruits, apple and pear. The wine coats the palate with flavour and texture leaving behind the taste of white fruits, spices and flowers. Perfectly balanced, silky and well made, complex and just dry on the finish."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"Grown in Rapaura (mostly) and in the Brancott Valley, the youthful 2019 vintage was hand-picked and mostly fermented in old French oak barriques. Bright, light yellow/green, it is a powerful, fleshy wine, with concentrated, ripe, peachy, spicy, slightly gingery flavours, fresh acidity and an off-dry (9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Best drinking 2023+."
90/100 Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous (2019 Vintage)
"Produced from "really ripe" fruit, according to maker Kevin Judd, the 2019 Pinot Gris has exotic spice, floral and rose notes that might make you ask if there's any Gewürztraminer in the blend. It's off-dry, charming, soft and open with a well-padded core thanks to the ripeness (14.5% alcohol) and lick of residual sugar. Medium length."