Greywacke - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

£16.95Price
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Made by one of Marlborough's most respected winemakers - Kevin Judd - this is a stunning Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Boasting a vibrant mix of nectarines, yellow peaches and cassis aromas there are also hints of lemon zest and jasmine. On the palate, this wine is bursting with flavours of ripe stone fruit, melons and mandarin creating a succulent tropical-fruited style with that classic Marlborough zing. A crisp and enduring finish completes a superb experience.

  • 3 Point Summary

    Tropical fruit aromas and flavours, good acidity with a long, crisp finish

  • Did you know..?

    The 2017 vintage was awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter Magazine in May 2018.

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  • ABV

    13.5%

  • Food pairing

    Goat's Cheese Salad

     

    Scallops in a Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Size

    75 cl

  • Closure

    Screwtop

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Serve at Temp

    9 *C / 48 *F

  • Grape

    SAUVIGNON BLANC is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While widely associated with the Loire Valley, it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux where it is typically blended with Semillon. The classic Sauvignon Blanc experience ranges from grass, nettles, blackcurrant leaf and asparagus to green apples and gooseberries.

  • Vineyard

    GREYWACKE was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, a man who has been instrumental in the international recognition of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 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'.

  • Region

    MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND's most important wine region, is situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island. This dry sunny region consists of two parallel valleys, the Wairau and the Awatere, and produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its aromatic, zesty and highly-decorated Sauvignon Blanc, but Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling all thrive in Marlborough and in recent years its Pinot Noir has truly come of age.

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