2022 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

Price:$22

Style:

Crisp | New World

Rating:

Excellent

Type White, Table, Dry
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 13.5%
Drink Date 2023 – 2024
Published September 2023

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc wine

Rating: Excellent
Character

Very Good

Excellent

WOW
Fruit, Earth & Oak Aromas & Flavors Pleasing Fruit and/ or earth aromas and taste The varietal character of the grape really gets your attention Stops you in your tracks
Complexity On the nose and palate, multiple sensory elements across the fruit, earth & oak spectrum More elements are in play, at more sensory-stimulating levels; a sense of place Each time you smell, each time you taste, you sense new, deeper elements
Balance Harmonious; not dominated by one element, like jammy fruit or oak The harmony holds as intensity builds A full chorus or orchestra , all in tune
Finish Some duration, a pleasant reminder Duration up to 20 seconds Duration exceeds 20 seconds
Primary Flavors
  • Ripe Pineapple
  • Lime
  • Elderflower
  • Citrus
Structure

Acid

Low
Medium
High

Body

Light
Medium
Full

Tannin

Light
Medium
Full

Style

Old World
Contemporary
New World
About this Wine

Calling all lovers of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc! This wine from Greywacke knocks it out of the park. The aromas you’d expect from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – tropical passion fruit, guava, pear, and white peach – leap from the glass. It’s a generous yet crisp wine on the palate, showing ripe pineapple with a zesty lime zing layered with elderflower and citrus and a long, mineral-driven and herbaceous finish. Complex and wonderfully balanced, this wine delights in every way. Pair it with goat cheese, fish, or light meats like chicken or pork, especially with herbed sauces or with Asian cuisine. The winemaker, Kevin Judd, is renowned for his winemaking, which he honed for 25 years at Cloudy Bay, where he helped define the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style and put it on the global wine map. At Greywacke, Judd sources the best fruit from Marlborough’s Southern Valley and the Wairau Plains. Harvested during cool and often cold nights, the grapes are pressed lightly to yield the highest-quality juice. Individual vineyard batches are fermented separately until he assembles the final blend.

Sauvignon Blanc vineyardSauvignon Blanc vineyard in Marlborough, sourced by Kevin Judd at Greywacke PHOTO ©KEVIN JUDD

If you read the caption for the photo above, you’ll note that Kevin Judd is credited. What started for him as a hobby has flourished into two books of photographs: The Colour of Wine, and The Landscape of New Zealand Wine. Judd notes that both winemaking and photography require a deft application of art and science. He ruminates that while his wine will not be drinkable in 50 years, his photography will still be available. No doubt his wine legacy will also endure.