Country of Origin: New Zealand
Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14%
The name Greywacke of Kevin Judd, founding winemaker of Cloudy Bay vineyards, was named in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of their 1st vineyard located in Rapaura. Their quality focused winemaking sources fruit from mature vineyards in the Central Wairau Plains & the Southern Valley that are cultivated using yield restricted & intense canopy management techniques to ensure optimal concentration of grape aromas & flavors. The Greywacke portfolio consists mainly of Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir with some limited edition releases of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, & Gewurtztraminer. An enticing combination of pink grapefruit, burnt orange, & white nectarine interwoven with more savory aromas of smoked almonds, hazelnut meringue, & the heady fragrance of freshly cut hay. Its rich textural palate has a mealy savoriness with a highly concentrated bone dry style revealing a distinct flintiness, tight structure, & a crisp citrus finish.
A wine of character offering up a gorgeous & expressive bouquet with splendid energy & a dominant presence culminating in a persistent, silky finish