Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2017

100% Sauvignon Blanc from prime sites in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys, the central Wairau Plains (Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura), and a spectacular river terrace in the upper Awatere Valley.

Fruit was picked into half-tonne bins, which were tipped directly into a tank press and lightly pressed. The resulting juice was cold-settled prior to fermentation in stainless steel, primarily using cultured yeast for cool, slow fermentation. A portion was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation using slightly warmer temperature regimes.

Winemaker's Comments

Deliciously aromatic and highly perfumed; exuding ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit and lemon zest with a lifted floral fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and elderflower. Classic Marlborough notes, with melon and gooseberry flavours and a touch of passionfruit, wound into a generous, mouth-filling palate that finishes dry and crisp.

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    95 POINTS & WINE OF THE WEEK - The Real Review (Bob Campbell MW), Jul 2018
    FINE WINES OF NZ - Air New Zealand Fine Wines Selection 2018
    92 POINTS - Decanter Magazine (tasted by Christelle Guibert, part of "Great white wines for summer"), May 2018
    4.5 STARS (Excellent) - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines

    FORBES MAGAZINE "Meet Kevin Judd, New Zealand Winemaker And Photographer Extraordinaire" (Tom Hyland), Aug 2018
    "Aromas of gooseberry and spearmint. Medium-bodied, with a rich mid-palate, very good persistence and zingy acidity. Classic varietal character, lovely harmony. 2-3 years, perhaps longer. Beautiful Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Excellent."
    Review in THE SUNDAY TIMES (Will Lyons), Mar 2018
    "Born in England, Kevin Judd was the winemaker at Cloudy Bay before setting up on his own. Today, his delicately pale sauvignon blanc is one of Marlborough’s best. The 2017 is summer itself, replete with passion fruit and gooseberry."