Greywacke, Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand
An alluring combination of kumquats, peaches and yellow grapefruit melds with the more savoury aromas of almond nougat, vanilla beans and marzipan.
Greywacke's Chardonnay is drinking beautifully now - a rich, powerful, dry rendition.
Greywacke (pronounced 'grey-wacky') is named after a type of New Zealand bedrock, upon which great terroirs these great Marlborough wines are crafted by owner/winemaker Kevin Judd - a pioneer of the Marlborough wine scene and a former Head Winemaker at the iconic Cloudy Bay estate no less. Kevin's style is based on minimum intervention winemaking, letting his soils shine through the quality-focused wines that typically display real concentration and individuality.
5 STARS - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
91 POINTS - Robert Parker Wine Reviews
(Lisa Perrotti-Brown)FORBES MAGAZINE "Meet Kevin Judd, New Zealand Winemaker And Photographer Extraordinaire" (Tom Hyland), Aug 2018"Aromas of lime and apple peel. Medium-full, this displays mature fruit and a subtle touch of wood, along with good acidity and subdued yellow spice notes in the finish. Very impressive complexity, this is quite stylish. 2-3 years. Excellent"
An alluring combination of kumquats, peaches and yellow grapefruit melds with the more savoury aromas of almond nougat, vanilla beans and marzipan; an opulent concoction that is infused with a charry smokiness. The savouriness carries through onto a wonderfully dry, but rich and powerful palate that has great texture and concentration; evidence of this wine's low-intervention genesis.