Greywacke Wild Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, 2018
100% Sauvignon Blanc wild ferment and aged in oak for around 12 months.
This Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of shortbread, quinces and apricots, lemon zest and ginger, honeysuckle and vanilla bean – a delicious, sweet-scented fragrance of ripe fruit and Asian spices infused with a tarragon-like herbal thread and a faint whiff of wood smoke. Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast, this is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural with a rich, succulent palate finishing crisp and long with a flinty dryness.
"A sweet-scented fusion of fragrant summer fruit and pastry shop perfume, peaches and nectarines, apple custard and lime meringues – all mingled with a dill-like herbal quality and a faint hint of wood smoke. The palate is fleshy and brimming with stone fruit and citrus, finishing crisp and juicy with a long, flinty dryness. Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast, this is an alternative style of sauvignon blanc that is both intricate and textural."Kevin Judd, winemaker.
To toast #SauvBlancDay 2021, Decanter.com have tasted their way through a selection of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc and in joint first place with 96/100 Points is the 2018 Greywacke "Wild" Sauvignon!
"Complex, flinty, mineral, wild and earthy. Aromas and flavours of peach and preserved lemon, tropical flowers and grapefruit, hay, fresh herb and fruit spice. Distinctive texture with a fine lees, brisk acidity and a mineral mouthfeel. Expressive and complex, lengthy and delicious. A fascinating wine!" Cameron Douglas MS,Decanter.com, December 2020.
Drinking window 2021-2026.
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