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2018 Greywacke Pinot Noir

Marlborough, NZ

Pretty, and pretty serious, Marlborough Pinot. Savoury, foresty with NZ brightness of fruit.

$52.00

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About the Wine

Deeply coloured and oozing rich dark fruit - a virtual bowl of ripe black cherries, blackberries topped with a dollop of grandma's homemade plum jam.

An opulent interpretation of Marlborough Pinot, layered with evocative fragrances of cloves, star anise, tea smoke and a hint of gaminess. The palate is generous with ripe fruit, fine tannins and a delicious spicy finish.

A complex Pinot that's sure to be a winner for all lovers of Marlborough wines.

About Greywacke

Greywacke is the wine label of long-time Cloudy Bay winemaker Kevin Judd and is named after the rounded river-stones that are scattered through the soils of his vineyards.

Sourcing his fruit from premium vineyards in the central Wairau plains and Southern valleys, Kevin produces a brilliant range of wines, primarily focusing on Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, with a small amount of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay.

The Greywacke vineyards
The Greywacke vineyards
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From the Producer

The grapes were hand-harvested and chilled overnight prior to hand sorting. Most of the fruit was then de-stemmed into open-top fermenters, the majority of which also had a percentage of whole-bunch inclusion. The fruit was left to soak on skins prior to the onset of indigenous yeast fermentation, then plunged daily. After fermentation, the wine was pressed, racked and filled into French oak barriques (30% new).

This is a highly perfumed, aromatic style of Marlborough pinot, with exotic fruit sweetness and a delicate earthy infusion. The palate has considerable length and classic cool climate vibrancy.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Marlborough pioneer Kevin Judd
Marlborough pioneer Kevin Judd
Marlborough, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Real Review

"Medium to full red/purple colour, with a smoky, toasty, earthy-ironstone bouquet, dark fruits tinged with charry oak, all in balance. The wine is medium to full in weight, with firm and generous tannins that add a real grip to the aftertaste. This is a seriously structured red wine, more than a varietal pinot noir, and very good " - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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