Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Kevin Judd, the winemaking wizard responsible for 24 vintages of Cloudy Bay, the world’s most famous sauvignon blanc, is behind this new label.
"Can't remember a Marlborough SB impressing me more"Jancis Robinson
"very satisfying style,delicious from the start" Michael Cooper
"Oomph and texture without it being too in-your face" Campbell Mattinson
Most of Greywacke’s sauvignon blanc is fermented in stainless steel - standard practice - but a portion goes straight into old French oak, where it’s allowed to ferment wild. It’s pretty clear that winemaker Kevin Judd pays close attention to the texture in his wines. The chardonnay had a softness to it and so too this sauvignon blanc. Indeed it has a lot going for it. It tastes of flint and gravel, passionfruit and (subtle) rosewater. Green melon too. oomph and texture without it being too in-your-face. The end result: drinkability plus. Alcohol: 13.5% Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2011 - 2013 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
"Aromatic, sweet-fruited and layered, in a subtle, very satisfying style,delicious from the start. 5 Stars" Michael Cooper,
"Surely 2011 is the year Greywacke Sauvignon really got into its stride? Can't remember a Marlborough SB impressing me more." Jancis Robinson
‘Restrained acidity contributes to soft and plush textures, but the wine has freshness, focus and liveliness. The finish is long and sustained, with soft, full flavours of tropical fruits. A rich and very flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc…’ 5 Stars, Raymond Chan. Raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz
Kevin Judd, the winemaking wizard responsible for 24 vintages of Cloudy Bay, theworld’s most famous sauvignon blanc, is behind this new label. This is a stunner. More complex and exciting than the average Marlboroughsav blanc. Has that variety’s grassy aromas but with complexity from a mineraledge. Clean, dry and delicious.