Greywacke Chardonnay is a bright fragrance of Clementine orange, fresh limes and a honeyed floral sweetness mingle with rich almond butter and flinty, mealy savouriness reminiscent of freshly mown meadow hay.
The palate of Greywacke Chardonnay is smooth and textural with lemon and grapefruit top notes wound into a warm marmalade brioche.
Greywacke Chardonnay : Greywacke is the exciting solo venture of Kevin Judd, who was formerly the chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 vintages, and was instrumental in the international recognition which New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc enjoys today.
The debut wine under the Greywacke label was the 2009 vintage with his Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displaying the hallmarks of Kevin’s famed style: ripe fruit, fine balance, great concentration and superb varietal intensity. http://greywacke.com/docs/greywacke_about_2015.pdf
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.
The Greywacke portfolio is primarily based on two varieties, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, the sauvignon blanc being produced in two distinctly different styles.
In addition to this core range of three wines, there are also limited edition releases of chardonnay, and three aromatic varieties – pinot gris, riesling and gewurztraminer.
Kevin’s signature vineyard photographs provide the unmistakable identity of the Greywacke range.
Greywacke Chardonnay – Hay Wines
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