Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir (2020)

This red is estate-grown and hand-picked at Waipara, in North Canterbury, and made by fermenting the grapes in the vineyard, using indigenous yeasts. Matured for 15 months in seasoned oak barriques, the 2019 vintage (5*) is deep ruby, fragrant, sweet-fruited and supple, with generous, ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing impressive depth, complex and harmony. Already delicious, it should be at its best 2024+. The 2020 vintage (5*) has deep, moderately youthful colour. Full-bodied, it is beautifully poised, very savoury and subtle, with fresh acidity, excellent complexity and a finely textured finish. Well worth cellaring.


Type: Red Wines
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $70 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: AV

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed July 2022

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