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2016 Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay

2016 Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay

95 Points Bob Campbell MW
2016 Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay
95 Points Bob Campbell MW

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Now nicely aged and coming into its stride. Made by ex-Cloudy Bay's Kevin Judd, Greywacke shows what serious Marlborough Chardonnay can do. From mature vineyards with low-intervention winemaking including indigenous yeast fermentation, the style is weighty, complex, savoury and age-orientated. Also at a nice age, this all adds up to serious wine for the money.

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$38.99 in mixed 6+ or $43.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

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. This quality focused winemaking venture sources fruit from mature vineyards within the central Wairau Plains and the Southern Valleys. These prime viticultural sites are cultivated using yield restricting vineyard management techniques and intense canopy management regimes. A number of the vineyards are owned by the Sutherland family, while complementary grape parcels are acquired from additional select sites, all located within these sub-regions. The wines are made by Kevin at Dog Point Winery in the lower Brancott Valley, a facility extended to him by long-standing friends and industry colleagues, Ivan Sutherland and James Healy.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Struck flint and hints of sweet corn and toasted grain accent white peaches and ripe pineapple on the nose of the 2016 Chardonnay. It's medium to full-bodied but comes across as fresh and lively, with a crisp, mouthwatering finish." Drink 2019 - 2023

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The youthful 2016 vintage (4.5*) was fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (20 per cent new), and wood-matured for 18 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a smoky bouquet, leading into a mouthfilling, complex wine with concentrated, ripe, peachy, slightly toasty flavours, fresh and tightly structured. Best drinking 2020+. (In a vertical tasting of the 2009 to 2015 vintages, held in mid-2018, the wine proved its ability to mature gracefully for a decade. The highly refined, rich, notably complex 2013 vintage was the star of the flight, but the vigorous, intensely flavoured 2010 is still unfolding, and the peachy, toasty 2009 is still in full stride.)"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SALMON

Taste

3

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