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2016 Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir

2016 Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir

93 Points Richard Caro
2016 Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir
93 Points Richard Caro

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A seriously delicious Pinot Noir from ex-Cloudy Bay people in Marlborough. Darker red fruits and toasty, spicy game characters brings a real completeness and satisfaction, while palpable quality and concentration remain a thing of class. Another superb wine from Greywacke.

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$42.99 in mixed 6+ or $47.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

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

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 vintage)

"Intense, juicy pinot noir with ripe plum, cherry, blackberry, liquorice and subtle spicy oak. A silken-textured wine, with layers of appealing flavours that linger tantalisingly. Delicious now but should develop well with bottle age. 29/5/2018."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)

"Grown at elevated sites in the Southern Valleys, hand-harvested and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (40 per cent new). The 2015 vintage (5*) is deeply coloured, rich, sweet-fruited and smooth, with bold plum, spice and nut flavours, showing good complexity, and the structure to age well."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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