Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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SKU
300101

Succulent and crisp, with a delicate fennel-like herbal quality and a dry, textural palate. Quintessentially Marlborough, but
a deliciously subtle, ripe interpretation of the classic style. Back to Greywacke Wine

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Winemaker Kevin Judd
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SKU 300101
ABV 14.00%

Greywacke  is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from prime sites in Marlboroughs Southern Valleys, the central Wairau Plains (Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura), and the upper Awatere Valley.

Fruit was sourced from various prime vineyard sites in Marlborough's Southern Valleys and the central Wairau Plains (specifically Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura). Soil types vary from the young alluvial soils of Rapaura and Renwick, which contain
high proportions of New Zealand's ubiquitous greywacke river stones, to the older and denser clay-loams of the Southern Valleys. The majority of the vineyards were trained using the divided Scott Henry canopy management system, with the balance on a two- or three-cane VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis.

Harvested largely by machine during cool (often cold) night-time conditions, the sauvignon blanc grapes were trucked to the winery in the Omaka Valley, where they were lightly pressed to yield a modest volume of high-quality juice. The juice was cold-settled and racked prior to fermentation, primarily carried out in stainless steel tanks with cultured yeast. A portion of the juice was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation in old oak barrels.

 

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"Grown in the central Wairau Valley and the Southern Valleys, the 2019 vintage (5*) was handled principally in tanks (a small percentage was fermented with indigenous yeasts in old barrels). Pale lemon/green, it is fleshy, sweet-fruited and rounded, with generous, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing a distinct touch of complexity, and a dry, long finish. It’s already very open and expressive." Neal Martin

91 Points - robertparker.com

A delightful fusion of ripe summer fruit and delicate floral perfume - Golden Queen peaches and poached yellow pears; baked apples, mango and rock melon; mingled with apple blossom fragrance and a twist of lemon sherbet. Succulent and crisp, with a delicate fennel-like herbal quality and a dry, textural palate. Quintessentially Marlborough, but a deliciously subtle, ripe interpretation of the classic style.
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