Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

£31.00
  • Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
  • Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Greywacke, Wild Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

£31.00

AVAILABILITY: 12 in stock

Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Dry, White, Light Bodied, Aromatic, Tropical and Citrus Fruit, Floral, Crisp, Wild Ferment, Minerality
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan


Indulge in the complex and textured flavors of Greywacke's Wild Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. With notes of ripe tropical fruits, citrus flower water, and a hint of wood smoke, this uniquely fermented wine offers a succulent palate and crisp, flinty finish. Experience a refreshing and alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and juicy.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 97Pts (2021 vintage)
Drinking Window: 2024-2026

"The flagship wine from renowned winemaker Kevin Judd, who founded this winery with wife Kimberley in 2009 after 25 years at Cloudy Bay. Sourced from sites across the region, it is fermented using wild yeasts in old French oak barriques where it rests on lees for six months. Roger Jones: Stylish balance of fruit to herbaceous notes, multi-layered with a crunchy texture, mellow yellow summer field flowers. The elegance at the end is quite remarkable. Freddy Bulmer: Attractive and clean on the nose, plenty of primary fruit but also a nice amount of savoury character from the oak. Well balanced and really quite a serious wine. Cat Lomax: Expressive, punchy nose. Great concentration, tonnes of luscious Sauvignon fruit supported by very smart use of oak. Tastes like pricey white Bordeaux. Delicious."
Roger Jones, Freddy Bulmer, Cat Lomax

About the Producer

Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay from its inception for 25 years and instrumental in the international recognition which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc enjoys now. The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard, a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough. Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographer and has recently published a book 'The Landscape of New Zealand Wine'

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Vineyard and Winery

Fruit was sourced from various vineyard sites in the Southern Valleys and the central Wairau Plains, specifically in Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura. Soil types vary from the young alluvial deposits of Rapaura and Renwick, which contain high proportions of greywacke river stones, to the older and denser clay- loams of the Southern Valleys. A high percentage of the vineyards were trained using the divided Scott Henry canopy management system, with the balance on two- or three-cane vertical shoot positioning.

Some vineyards were machine harvested during cool (often cold) night-time conditions, and others by hand during the day. The grapes were lightly pressed then the juice cold-settled prior to racking into French oak barriques, a small percentage of which were new. The juice was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation, the tail end of which continued for well over six months. The wine had occasional lees stirring and approximately two-thirds underwent malolactic fermentation. It was transferred out of oak prior to the following harvest and left on yeast lees for a further five months.

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