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Greywacke Chardonnay 2016

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 14%
  • Origin: Marlborough/New Zealand
  • Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

Description

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.  Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographer and has recently published a book 'The Landscape of New Zealand Wine'.

A seductive combination of lightly toasted brioche, roasted hazelnuts and lemon curd interwoven with aromas of white peach and sweet melon. An intricate fusion of opulent fruit and a nutty, smoky savouriness derived from indigenous fermentations in French oak barriques. The savouriness carries through onto a wonderfully dry, but rich and powerful palate that has great texture and concentration, with a crisp grapefruit finish. 

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