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Greywacke "WILD" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2020

Marlborough

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HK$248   each
Regular price
RRP HK$360 
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HK$220  in any 6+
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Palate Profile

From Kevin Judd (the winemaker who gave the world Cloudy Bay) there is some serious pedigree here.

Greywacke is the project from acclaimed winemaker Kevin Judd who was one of the main forces behind the ascendancy of Cloudy Bay and New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc as a whole! This texturally rich wine is fermented and aged in barrique, offering an intriguing alternative to the more typical stainless steel fermented style of Marlborough Savy. The wine was slowly fermented with indigenous yeast, and the lees were occasionally stirred to further enrich the texture. About half of the barrels underwent malolactic fermentation, and the wine was transferred to tank on the fine lees where it aged for an additional five months before bottling.

"Imagine a summer fruit salad of paw paw, honeydew melon and ripe, golden quinces – drizzled with citrus flower water and a squeeze of orange skin oil. A delicious floral fragrance and juicy tropical fruit, infused with a fennel-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." Kevin Judd, Winemaker

Critic Awards

Fermented in old oak using wild yeasts. Textural sauvignon blanc with red capsicum, gooseberry, nectarine together with savoury ginger, toasted nut and struck flint flavours. Great power and purity."95/100, Bob Campbell, The Real Review

If you want to be wild and do it with Sauvignon, I can't think of a better place to start. This cuvée undertakes a long, slow, indigenous fermentation in barrel and the result is a really smart, textural style. This is not a shy wine: it's funky with top notes of vivacious violets and a savory undertow of oatmeal. As much as two-thirds of this wine undergoes the malolactic conversion, so there's a

Region and Grapes

Region: Marlborough
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
ABV: 13.5%

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