Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir
Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir is a virtual compote loaded with black plums, boysenberries and redcurrants, lightly infused with cinnamon and cloves.
An intensely perfumed Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir with fruit sweetness, floral highlights and a distinct smoky fragrance – full-flavoured palate has dark fruit richness with great length and freshness http://greywacke.com/
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.
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 – hence Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir.
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 vinicultural 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 Marlborough Pinot Noir – Hay Wines
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