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PINOT NOIR 2020 North Canterbury, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NOR'WESTER BY GREYSTONE
New in Vintages. This introductory tier of Greystone comes from various vineyards in North Canterbury. Bright medium-deep red colour. Fairly intense, slightly spicy, ripe, strawberry-raspberry-red-cherry fruit on the nose with some complex, very gently earthy, leafy, very faintly reductive, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied albeit fairly quite well structured, firm, bright, ripe, plum-crancherry flavours with a lingering, high-acid, schisty, red licorice-tinged, slightly cedary finish. Fermented in small batch lots with wild yeasts, hand plunged daily for a month and aged 9 months in French oak. It has 13% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. CSPC 30152
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country New Zealand
Rating ***(90 points)
Very Bright, Firm, Ripe. Minerally
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Smoky, earthy nose of dried cherries, wet earth, bark, dried leaves, mushrooms and smoked meat. Medium-bodied with tight tannins. Savory, firm finish. Drink or hold. Score - 91 (jamessuckling.com, Jan. 3, 2022) Price $ 27.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 10, 2023
Cases bought 56 (12 bottles per case)

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