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. 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
19/20 Raymond Chan
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour with lemon-green tints and some depth. The nose is full and firm with gently packed and concentrated, layered aromas of green stonefruits with greengages and gooseberries entwined with a complex nutty oak and lees amalgam, unfolding notes of fresh herbs and minerals. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has vibrant and lively green stonefruit flavours with greengages and nectarines, gooseberries and fresh herbs, melded with a layer of nutty oak and flinty lees detail with mineral elements. The complex flavours are integrated with plenty of presence and weight, and the fruit is underlined by a fine, phenolic-textured line with fresh acidity lending energy. The wine carries to an elegant and sustained finish. This is a vibrant and lively lees and oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with a range of complex stonefruit flavours on a fine-textured palate. Match with Mediterranean fare and seafood over the next 4 years. Fruit from sites in Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura, indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak barriques to 14.0% alc., the wine undergoing batonnage and two-thirds MLF, aged a year in barrel and given a further 6 months on lees in tank. 19.0/20 Sep 2018
95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015)
"Pure, flinty wine in a bone-dry style with citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours. Nice purity with bright acidity helping drive a lengthy finish. Good weight and a suede-like texture. Impressive. Tasted in a vertical back to 2009. 12/5/2017." Drink 2017 - 2023
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