Our friends over at Greyfriars are continuing to push the boundaries in winemaking in Surrey, with a unique limited release of Old Vine Chardonnay 2017. This wine is made from a small parcel of grapes from the oldest (nearly 30 years old) vines on the vineyard. What’s more, it was wild fermented in 2-year-old oak before ageing for a further 6 months in oak.
The Greyfriars has got a great nose on it, with a fusion of baked apple, peach, tangerine peel and perfumed vanilla oak aromas.
It’s punchy and full of citrus intensity to taste, leading to crisp Granny Smith, white peach and tangy grapefruit. The oak is less pronounced on the palate, with more textural qualities and lightly spiced notes.
This Chardonnay was only bottled a couple of months ago, and I feel it needs a good 6-12 months to be truly ready to drink. However, it’s still showing a lot of character for the first still Chardonnay to be produced in Surrey.
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.
WOTM February 2019 Packed full of character; crisp orchard fruit leads to fuller notes of honeyed apricot and delicious biscuit notes.
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.