2017 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir

2017 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir

Sabine Duval

"Savoury and nice sweetness, great value, well made wine."

Sabine Duval

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Sabine Duval

"Savoury and nice sweetness, great value, well made wine."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $25.00 per bottle40% OFF

$14.99

(buy 12 or more)

$15.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

This Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir comes from Greystone, the North Canterbury producer famous for their exceptional Pinot. 

Actually, Greystone do everything well, to the point where winemaker Dom Maxwell was awarded 'NZ Winemaker of the Year' in 2018 by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. Oh, and the Greystone plot was awarded 'Vineyard of the Year' at the 2016 NZ Organic Wine Awards.

What a steal of a Pinot this is too. A 'beautifully rounded' (according to NZ critic Sam Kim) Kiwi stunner, with 'seductive savoury nuances' and a wonderfully generous palate. It's the sort of seamless, super smooth wine that makes people fall in love with Pinot in the first place.

You could pay $30 and not get anywhere near as much flavour. But $30? No. You'll nowhere near that amount here at The Wine Collective!

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitA gorgeously styled pinot offering soothing fruit flavours with seductive savoury nuances; the fragrant bouquet shows spiced cherry, dark plum, thyme and almond characters with hints of game and mushrooms. The palate is juicy and beautifully rounded, displaying supple mouthfeel and fine texture, finishing long and silky.
Raymond ChanRuby-red colour with a little depth, lighter edged. The nose is softly packed with a firm core of dark-red cherry and berry fruit entwined with dark herbs and a suggestion of earth, nutty oak and minerals. The aromatics are softly presented. Medium-bodied, the palate has restrained fruit flavours of dark-red cherry and berry fruit melded with dark herbs, earth and minerals, unfolding red floral elements. The flavours are integrated and harmoniously interwoven, and the fruitis underlined by soft, supple tannin extraction and integrated acidity. The flavours carry to a gentle finish. This is a light and softly presented Pinot Noir with cherry, berry and herbal flavours with earth and mineral hints on an integrated, smooth, supple palate. Serve with tapas, pasta and pizza over the next 2-3 years.

Tech stuff

Pinot Noir
Greystone
Canterbury
2017
750ml
12.5%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

Generous cranberry feature surrounding the nose and pallet, tucking away subtle savouriness. Good structure with lively acidity and smooth tannins. Great bang for buck.

How was it made?

North Canterbury fruit fermented with approx. 5% whole bunches to 12.5% alc., the wine predominantly aged 10 months in seasoned oak with a portion aged in tank.

Who made it?

In 2000 the Thomas Family purchased a farm on the Omihi hills and began work to create the Greystone vineyard. From the outset there was one goal: to realise exceptional wines from the unique terroir. By 2004 with the help of Viticulturist Nick Gill they had planted thirteen blocks across the Omihi slopes. Dom Maxwell became the winemaker and a team was formed in the pursuit of realising the potential of this exceptional site. The north facing limestone hills slope down to clay – the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration. Greystone’s first wines were grown on the banks of the Waipara river but in 2004 the move came to the limestone and clay slopes of their newly planted home in Omihi. In 2008 the first wine was produced from here and over the years Greystone has grown amid accolades and acclaim to be recognised as one of New Zealand’s best wineries. They aim to capture the essence of this site and reflect this in every bottle of Greystone wine. In early 2014 they began the conversion from conventional to organic viticulture.

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