Greywacke Chardonnay

Greywacke Chardonnay 2015

Marlborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Greywacke is the venture of Kevin Judd, former winemaker at Cloudy Bay for twenty five years and in the process established it as the world's most famous Sauvignon Blanc producer. The Greywacke 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 2015 Greywacke Chardonnay is another high quality white wine from the team at Greywacke. Complex and generous, this offers a deliciously rich amalgam of pink grapefruit, figs and baked apples intertwine with more savoury characters redolent of meadow hay, toasted hazelnuts and buttered brioche. This grapefruit and nutty savouriness pervades the crisp, dry palate, while the power and concentration of the Mendoza clone creates an extraordinarily long finish that lingers and lingers.

"95 Points. Stylish and quite complex chardonnay from a top Marlborough vintage. Flavoursome wine with grapefruit, white peach, toasted nut, ginger and brioche characters. Weighty, textural chardonnay with power and potential. A$38" - Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Oct/ Nov 2018.

Availability: In stock

$44.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Greywacke is the wine label of long-time Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd and is named after the rounded river-stones that are scattered through the soils of his vineyards. Sourcing his fruit from premium vineyards in the central Wairau plains and Southern valleys, Kevin produces a brilliant range of wines, primarily focusing on Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with a small amount of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay.

As you would expect from the founding winemaker of New Zealand’s most famous wine, the quality throughout the Greywacke range is exceptional. Not satisfied with being one of the country's most influential winemakers, Kevin is also one of the world’s premier wine and vineyard photographers.
6
New Zealand
Marlborough
750
14.5
VITICULTURE The grapes for this wine are primarily sourced from the low-yielding Mendoza clone, known for its concentration of flavour and crisp acidity, the balance were from Clone 95. The majority of the fruit was sourced from the lower reaches of the Brancott Valley and Fairhall, grown in gravelly, clay-loam soils, the remainder coming from Rapaura, grown in young alluvial soils containing high proportions of New Zealand’s ubiquitous greywacke river stones. All vineyards were trained on a two-cane VSP (vertical shoot positioning) trellis.

WINEMAKING The vineyards were hand-picked separately at high ripeness levels and whole bunch pressed using very low maceration press cycles. The resulting juice was lightly settled and racked to French oak barriques (20% new).

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