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2017 Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon

2017 Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon

93 Points Richard Caro
2017 Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon
93 Points Richard Caro

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Surely one of our very best Sauvignon Blanc wines. Ex-cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd is a legend of the variety, and here he presents his fully serious expression. From top-stream fruit that is wild fermented in 100% oak, mostly old but with just a spicing of new wood, this wine offers complexity now or the potential to age extremely well. A wilder yet more sophisticated beast than the usual tank-fermented Marlborough Sav, this is a food wine of extreme quality.

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$34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sauvignon Blanc

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. 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 Cameron Douglas MS (2016 vintage)

"Complex, focused and very engaging bouquet with a plethora of aromas suggesting smoky wet stone, lemon, grapefruit, ripe apple, preserved peaches and pressed white flowers. Equally complex and engaging on the palate with an equal focus on texture and fruit with concentration, flavour and style. Electric acidity, weighty with a long engaging finish. Drink now and through 2024+."

95/100 Bob Campbell MW (2016 vintage)

"A richer and more textural wine than the regular sauvignon blanc label, with an artful influence of struck flint reductive character adding extra interest and complexity. It's easy to see how this stylish wine can attract a cult following."

95/100 Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)

"Light, bright yellow colour; the bouquet smoky, barrel-influenced, complex and intriguing. It's restrained, delicate and dry, crisp and balanced with softness and drinkability. The oak is very discreet on the palate. The wine is quite delicate and restrained for a barrel-fermented savvy. It still has a varietal signature. I like its subtlety. A delicious wine."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2027

This Wine Goes Well With

with CHICKEN
with PORK
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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