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Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.

 

Greywacke

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

South Island :: New Zealand

http://www.greywacke.com/

Estate::

Greywacke is the Marlborough label of Kevin Judd, and the fulfilment of a long held dream. The name Greywacke was adopted by Kevin and his wife, Kimberley, for their first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura, named in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard. Kevin registered the name back in 1993 with the vague notion that he might one day want to use it on a wine label of his own.

Grape varieties::

100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from various prime vineyard sites in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys and the central Wairau Plains, specifically in Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura.

Vinification::

Harvested largely by machine during the cool (often cold) night-time conditions. Fruit was harvested directly into half-tonne bins, which were tipped directly into a tank press. The grapes were pressed relatively lightly and the resulting juice was cold-settled prior to fermentation. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks, primarily using cultured yeast with a cool, slow fermentation. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation using slightly warmer fermentation regimes.

ageing::

All individual vineyard batches were left on lees and kept separate until late July, when the blend was assembled.

appearance::

Pale straw

nose::

An aromatic salsa-like fusion of ripe summer fruit and fragrant Asian spices.

taste::

Nectarines and yellow peaches, rock melon, grapefruit and a splash of passionfruit – mingled with ginger and lemongrass, jasmine flowers and cassis.
Crisp, dry finish.

Food pairing::

Grilled prawns with fresh melon salsa

Closure::

Screwcap

Ratings::

93 WineAlign-Michael Godel & David Lawrason

92 Wine Spectator

92 James Suckling

92 Decanter Magazine

16/20 Jancis Robinson

 

 

% alc./vol. ::

13.0