Greywacke - Wild - Sauvignon Blanc

87 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
Greywacke - Wild - Sauvignon Blanc - 2020 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Greywacke - Wild - Sauvignon Blanc

87 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
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Indigenous yeast and old oak barrels add a richness and complexity to this Sauvignon. Its pale straw in colour, with a reductive notes of nuts, charred toast and lemon pith, the grass and herbal notes taking a back seat. The palate is ready in texture, buoyed by crystalline acidity. There's length, balance and a long lemony finish. A solid pairing with rich, herb-flecked dishes.
The barrel-fermented and matured 2017 Wild Sauvignon remains a bit green in character for this taster. The notes of sweet pea and capsicum come too close to asparagus and green bell pepper, despite grapefruit nuances and the complexity-invoking influence of wild yeast and French oak barrels. It's medium-bodied and silky in texture on the mid-palate, then finishes tart, underscored by lemon-lime-grapefruit acids. Other recent vintages have been more pleasurable.
This Wild Sauvignon features toasty accents to it layers of ripe nectarine and pineapple. It's medium-bodied, reasonably rich and textured on the palate, then it weakens a bit on the finish.
The 2021 Wild Sauvignon is superb; the wine has all the tilt and lift of Sauvignon Blanc and all the richness from the maturation vessels, plus something extra from the low-yielding but excellent 2021 vintage. This is an exciting wine that is already so balanced and poised. Excellent.
Type:
White
Country:
New Zealand
Region:
Marlborough
Producer:
Greywacke
Grapes/Blend:
Sauvignon Blanc
Pairing Sugesstions:
Shellfish, Goat Cheese, Green Vegetables, Salads, Sushi and Sashimi, Fresh Herbs and Aromatic Dishes

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Greywacke

Greywacke is a renowned producer of fine wines based in Marlborough, New Zealand. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Judd, the winery is named after the type of sandstone...

Greywacke is a renowned producer of fine wines based in Marlborough, New Zealand. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Judd, the winery is named after the type of sandstone that is commonly found in the region's vineyards. Greywacke has gained a reputation for producing some of the most exceptional wines in New Zealand and has won numerous accolades for its efforts.

The history of Greywacke dates back to the early 1990s when Kevin Judd began his career as the winemaker for Cloudy Bay, one of the leading producers of Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. Kevin Judd was instrumental in establishing the reputation of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as one of the world's great wine styles. In 2003, Kevin Judd left Cloudy Bay to establish his own wine brand, and in 2009, he launched Greywacke.

Greywacke focuses on producing wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay grapes. The grapes are sourced from a range of vineyards across Marlborough, each with its unique microclimate and soil type, which adds to the complexity of the wines. The vineyards are carefully managed to ensure that the fruit is of the highest quality, and the wines are made using traditional techniques combined with modern technology.

The Sauvignon Blanc wines from Greywacke are the most famous. They are known for their intense aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, passionfruit, and gooseberries. The wines have a bright, zesty acidity that makes them refreshing and perfect for enjoying with seafood or as an aperitif. The Pinot Noir wines from Greywacke are also highly regarded. They are elegant, with a soft and silky texture, and flavors of red fruits and spices. The Chardonnay wines from Greywacke are complex and rich, with notes of stone fruits, citrus, and oak.

Greywacke's winemaking philosophy is all about creating wines that reflect the unique terroir of Marlborough. The winery aims to produce wines that are expressive, balanced, and reflective of the vintage. The winemaking process involves minimal intervention, and the wines are fermented using natural yeasts. This approach allows the wines to develop their unique character, and it is the reason why Greywacke's wines are so highly regarded.

In conclusion, Greywacke is a world-renowned producer of fine wines that are reflective of the unique terroir of Marlborough. The winery has gained a reputation for producing some of the most exceptional wines in New Zealand, particularly Sauvignon Blanc. Greywacke's wines are expressive, balanced, and reflective of the vintage, and the winemaking process involves minimal intervention. If you're looking for high-quality New Zealand wines, then Greywacke is a producer that you should definitely consider.

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Marlborough is a wine region located in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is known for producing some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc...

Marlborough is a wine region located in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is known for producing some of the world's best Sauvignon Blanc wines. The region has a cool climate with a long growing season, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors.

The history of winemaking in Marlborough dates back to the 1970s when the first commercial vineyards were planted. Since then, the region has grown rapidly, and today it is home to over 150 wineries.

The style of production in Marlborough is focused on Sauvignon Blanc, which accounts for over 80% of the region's wine production. The wines are known for their intense aromas of tropical fruits, citrus, and grassy notes. The region also produces some excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling wines.

Marlborough's winemakers are committed to sustainable and organic farming practices, which help to preserve the region's unique terroir. The soils in Marlborough are predominantly alluvial, with a mix of gravel, sand, and clay. This soil type, combined with the cool climate, produces wines with a distinctive minerality and acidity.

Overall, Marlborough is a must-visit destination for wine lovers who appreciate the crisp, refreshing style of Sauvignon Blanc. The region's commitment to sustainable farming practices and its unique terroir make it a top producer of high-quality wines that are enjoyed around the world.

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