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2018 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

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$323.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

Marlborough
2018
750ml
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$323.88
Marlborough
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Greywacke is located in the lower Brancott Valley, in Marlborough and is benefitted by the winemaking prowess of Kevin Judd.

    Sourcing prime fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau and Southern Valleys, Kevin uses low-intervention winemaking to create wines hallmarked by their concentration and individuality. The Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc is renowned as one of the best Sauvignon Blanc's in the Marlborough region. Regardless of vintage, this Sauvignon Blanc perfects the balance between fruit, zest and floral nuances.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Harvested largely by machine during cool (often cold) night-time conditions, the sauvignon blanc grapes were picked into half-tonne bins, which were tipped directly into the tank press and lightly pressed. The resulting juice was cold-settled prior to fermentation in stainless steel, primarily using cultured yeast for cool, slow fermentation. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    An aromatic salsa-like fusion of ripe summer fruit and fragrant Asian spices. Nectarines and yellow peaches, rock melon, grapefruit and a splash of passionfruit – mingled with ginger and lemongrass, jasmine flowers and cassis. A deliciously ripe and zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a lemony, citrus thread that finishes crisp and dry.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers whose career is intrinsically linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine. Kevin was born in England and grew up in Australia, where he studied winemaking at Roseworthy College and first made wine at Reynella in South Australia. He moved to New Zealand in 1983 and joined Selaks Wines. Subsequently, he became the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay, a pivotal role during which he directed the company’s first 25 vintages. In 2009 he established his own label, Greywacke, named after New Zealand’s prolific bedrock. The Name: New Zealand does not have a designated national rock, but if one was ever chosen it would have to be greywacke (pron: grey-wacky). This drab grey stone is found everywhere in New Zealand – on the mountains, in the rivers, on the beaches. It consists of layers of hard, muddy grey sandstone alternating with thinner layers of darker mudstone (argillite). Technically the term greywacke refers to the sandstone (wacke is a German name for a type of sandstone), but it is also used as a general term for the entire rock.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    NICK STOCK - JAMESSUCKLING.COM


    This youthful sauvignon has attractive lime-leaf and fresh-herb aromas with passion fruit and a succulent, fine and fresh lime finish. Immediate enjoyment here.

    91 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc shows restrained aromas of fig and melon on the nose, followed by ripe notes of nectarine on the palate. It's medium to full-bodied and richly textured, with a long, silky finish. It may age a bit better than some other classic Marlborough Sauvignons, but don't hold it beyond about 2021.

    JANCIS ROBINSON MW


    It's certainly determined not to be aggressively, pungently fruity on the nose. Very broad fruit on the palate – very winning – with lots of acidity. Great precision on the palate and a notably dry finish. 16 / 20.