Wine Style: Medium Bodied White
Closure: Screw Cap
Producer: Kevin Judd
Greywacke is the exciting solo venture of Kevin Judd, who was formerly the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 vintages, and was instrumental in the international recognition which New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc enjoys today. The name ‘Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils there.
Hand picked at high ripeness levels, the resulting juice was settled and racked to French oak barriques (25% new). The juice was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation, the final phase continuing for almost 12 months. The wine received occasional lees stirring and underwent a complete malo-lactic fermentation. It was transferred out of oak after 16 months and left on yeast lees a further two months.
A seductive combination of mandarin and pink grapefruit mingles with the more savoury aromas of roasted nuts, freshly baked almond cookies and a whiff of smoky minerality. The savouriness carries through onto a rich, textural palate, evidence of this wine’s low-intervention genesis. It displays concentration and power, a core of citrusy fruit and a crisp, persistent finish.
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