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.
All fruit for this wine was grown in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys and principally sourced from the Yarrum Vineyard situated on the Brancott / Ben Morven ridge. Typical of this subregion, the wind-blown loess soils are comprised of clay-loams with varying degrees of gravel content.
Reminiscent of tree-ripened black cherries and homemade plum jam, ripe fruit aromas intermingle with a sweet-scented floral perfume. The palate blends blackberries and cherry with hints of smoky vanillin oak seasoned with a sprinkle of dried oregano and cinnamon. This is a deliciously fragrant, finely structured wine with intense varietal expression.