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
"Grown at elevated sites in the Southern Valleys, hand-harvested and matured for 18 months in French oak barriques (33 per cent new), the 2016 vintage (5*) is deeply coloured, with a fragrant, fruit-packed, slightly earthy bouquet. A powerful, very youthful red, it has bold, vibrant, cherryish, plummy flavours, hints of herbs and spices, and a long, finely textured finish; best drinking 2021+."
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