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
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 2017 vintage (5*) is deeply coloured, with a fragrant, savoury bouquet. Full-bodied, it is powerful, with very deep cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing excellent complexity, and a finely structured, long finish. Best drinking 2022+."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW
"Fragrant and flavoursome pinot noir with plum, raspberry, wood smoke, cedar and subtle floral flavours. A medium-bodied wine, with a backbone of fine tannins that perfectly balance fruit sweetness. Accessible now but with cellaring potential. 04 MAR 2020." Drink 2020 - 2024
90/100 Huon Hooke
"Deepish red/purple colour, youthfully-tinted and bright, but the bouquet is totally dominated by savoury, smoky, oak aromas and a dried herb note that could be stalk-derived. The palate has a sweet middle, and again oak rules the roost, the finish and aftertaste very drying and tasting of smoky oak. A very savoury style of pinot that lacks fruit charm and balance. It does have concentration and depth, but don't expect charming aromatic fruit. 13 MAR 2020," Drink 2021 - 2028
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