Monday, October 4, 2021

Grey Sands 2017 Byzantine


Bob and Rita Richter do things a little differently at Grey Sands, their vineyard at Glengarry in northern Tasmania. All vines are hand tended, hand pruned and the fruit is dry grown and hand picked. They have also planted many "alternative" grape varieties and let the wines speak of their terroir. Wines are only released when they are ready. If you are looking for idiosyncratic then you have come to the right place. This is a blend of chardonnay, viognier and malvasia bianca that shone when paired with spicy chicken skewers. It has chardonnay characters to the fore with some interesting glazed fruit notes and textural grip. Long, dry and delightful. $45.

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