Greywacke, Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    New Zealand

  • Region:

    Marlborough

  • Area:

    *****

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 100%

  • Vegan:

    0

  • Organic:

    0

  • Winemaker:

    Kevin Judd

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This wine is deep ruby red in colour with vibrant aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberries and plum jam. An opulent style of Marlborough Pinot layered with notes of cloves, star anise and tea. On the palate, it has fine tannins and a generous, long and lively finish.

Production Notes

The grapes were hand harvested and chilled overnight prior to hand sorting. Most of the fruit was then de-stemmed into open-top fermenters, the majority of fermentations with partial whole bunch inclusion. The fruit was allowed to soak on skins prior to the onset of indigenous yeast fermentation, then plunged daily by hand. After fermentation the wine was pressed, racked and filled to French oak barriques (40% new). All individual clones were aged in barrel separately for 18 months prior to blending in December. Once in tank the wine was egg white fined for clarity and then bottled in March 2017.

Critics Reviews

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Producer Profile

Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, the person responsible for the ground-breaking early wines produced in Marlborough. The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard, located in Rapaura, in recognition of the prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the vineyard's soils. 'Greywacke' is a sedimentary rock that is widely found in Marlborough, consisting of layers of hard grey sandstone and darker mudstone. Greywacke's signature Wild Sauvignon is arguably Kevin Judd's flagship white wine. Fermented in old oak barrels using wild yeast, this is an alternative, intricate style: a textured wine with a lingering savoury finish of tarragon and lightly smoked tea. A Sauvignon of considerable depth and opulence, created by fermenting Sauvignon Blanc entirely with naturally occurring yeast for an extended period, sometimes for almost a year after harvest. The classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc shows vibrant, tropical fruit and lively acidity. Kevin's opulent Pinot Gris displays wild ferment complexity and a subtle note of sweetness, while his Riesling has a ripe lime citrus and mineral character, beautifully balanced by its refreshingly vibrant acidity. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are both pinnacle examples of their styles. The Chardonnay is fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (20% new), and goes through complete malolactic fermentation, producing a savoury, rich and powerful wine with great texture and concentration. The Pinot Noir is fermented with a portion of whole bunches included in the open-top fermenters, before being racked into French oak (40% new) for 16 months; the resulting wine is highly fragrant, with a dense fresh structure and generous palate. The Botrytis Pinot Gris is exotically scented, with a silky texture and elegant structure, with a long, lean finish.