In many respects the most well-known Canterbury area for Pinot Noir. Good examples of Pinot noir include Black Estate, Bellbird Spring, Muddy Water, Greystone, Waipara Springs, Pegasus Bay and Crater Rim. Jancis Robinson has described it as 'the most exciting New Zealand region for Pinot Noir". Greystone Wines has won the Decanter International Trophy for Pinot Noir in 2014 and Air New Zealand Trophy for Pinot Noir.
Black Estate was awarded the Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2010. White wines of the region include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. In particular the Pinot Gris and Riesling from this area have won multiple wine show trophies.
Style: Light and refreshing dry white Area: New Zealand, Canterbury Year: 2012 Grape: Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol: 12.5 % Pricing: £12.99 (bottle)