GBW Wine of the Month: February 2019
Since taking over the vineyard in 2010, Mike & Hilary Wagstaff have continually expanded Greyfriars, and it now spans almost 50 acres of vines and houses a state-of-the-art winery and chalk cave.
The brand new Blanc de Noirs is the second special Cuvée from Greyfrairs and is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier from the 2015 and 2016 harvests.
This wine begins striking nose of red apple, candy floss, lemon zest and dried orange peel; it’s so very appealing!
It feels immediately bright to taste, packed full of character, nuance and interest. Crisp orchard fruit leads to fuller notes of honeyed apricot and delicious biscuit and savoury notes.
Already showing fantastic complexity and depth, I think this will be something to truly savour given another couple of years in the bottle. Look out for the Greyfriars Blanc de Noirs when it officially launches at the end of March.
Green apple, citrus, white peach, and a flinty minerality with a light textured nuttiness.
Lots of tangy cranberry and raspberry red berry flavours with a big hit of grapefruit tang.
Crisp green apple and citrus flavours with flesh peach and textural oak spiciness.
Quite simply the best, most grown-up wine that has been released to date from the rising stars of Surrey. Very exciting!
A fresh and fruity first vintage of still rosé from Greyfriars in Surrey.
A fruit forward rosé with delicious subtle notes of spice and vanilla.