New from Greywacke

Kevin Judd (pictured) also has the distinction of being New Zealand’s leading wine photographer. (Photo: Bob Campbell MW)

Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker Kevin Judd, who also has the distinction of being New Zealand’s leading wine photographer. Kevin’s wines are both technically correct and stylistically adventurous.

The 2014 Greywacke Riesling is a beautifully pure and vibrant wine, which achieves the sort of thrilling acid-and-sweet tension that I expect to find in good Mosel riesling. (NZD $29.95)

Greywacke’s Pinot Gris 2016 is among the best examples produced from Marlborough. It’s a sensitively-made wine, with strong varietal character and an ethereal texture. An initial pleasing hint of sweetness is perfectly balanced by fruity acidity to give a pleasingly dry finish. (NZD $29.95)

Finally, the 2014 Greywacke Pinot Noir is a delicately aromatic and flavour-packed wine that, though a little closed and hard to read now, will certainly reward those with the patience to let it age for a few years. (NZD $47.95)

One thought on “New from Greywacke”

  1. Mahmoud Ali says:

    Greywhacke’s Chardonnay is excellent, the 2009 still going strong just a year or so ago. Strangely enough I did not fancy their saugignon blanc.

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