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REVIEWS

92 Vinous Media:
“Fresh scents of lemon verbena tea, menthol and smoke. Boasts terrific clarity, energy and cut to its flavors of tangy citrus fruits, white stone fruits and minerals, along with a complicating tropical fruit element. Sappy, dense Sauvignon Blanc with terrific underlying structure."

MEMBERS FEEDBACK

2014 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc
50% of members liked this product (2 reviews)

Posted Ratings Comments
04-Jan-2017
The Greywacke went fast with my two SBlanc-drinking daughters giving it thumbs up.
04-Nov-2016
The wine was selected for me; I did not have a choice.
WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • APPELLATION
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

This is not your under $12, mass produced "Summer Sipper" that so many of us associate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with. On the contrary, this is an incredibly complex and aromatic wonder that you can enjoy anytime of the year. Sometimes you just deserve to be wowed by an amazing white wine!

Greywacke's world-class Sauvignon Blanc from Cloudy Bay's pioneering winemaker Kevin Judd blew my mind when I first tasted it back in 2009. And since then, the wine has typically outscored most all Sauvignon Blancs from anywhere in the world for the price. It has more star power than most more expensive French Graves Blanc and Single-Vineyard Sancerres. Those uber hot $40 Napa Sauvignon labels can’t hold a candle to this effort.

Mr. Judd has taken Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to new heights. The 2014 just hit the market so let it settle in the bottle for another month or so. You’ll marvel over its heady aromatics and multi-layered texture. You’ll drop your $12 Kim Crawford SB in a heartbeat after you taste this darling. It’s truly worth the upgrade in price.

As the name suggest, the (only 10% new) with lees stirring and two-thirds of the barrels go through full blown malolactic to create a creamier style Sauvignon Blanc that you don’t expect from this ever popular New Zealand export.

Pardon my excitement, but the 2013 Greywacke Wild is freaking delicious and rises well above the sea of mediocre watered down NZ Sauvignons that hit our shores. This is a must for those seeking out unique white wines that you plan on enjoying over the next year or two. For those who don’t even drink a lick of white wine, you’ll want to have a six-pack or case on hand for entertaining. It packs on the mass appeal!

TASTING NOTES 

92 Vinous Media:
“Fresh scents of lemon verbena tea, menthol and smoke. Boasts terrific clarity, energy and cut to its flavors of tangy citrus fruits, white stone fruits and minerals, along with a complicating tropical fruit element. Sappy, dense Sauvignon Blanc with terrific underlying structure."

THE STORY TO KNOW

The Greywacke portfolio is based on the Marlborough region's signature varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The Sauvignon Blanc is crafted in two distinctive styles: classically pure Marlborough Sauvignon, and an alternative wild yeast-fermented, oak-aged Sauvignon. In addition, Kevin indulges his creative drive with small parcels of Chardonnay, along with aromatic varieties Pinot Gris and Riesling. When the season graces this idyllic region with ideal conditions, limited releases of late harvest wines from the aromatic varieties are produced.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair with vegetable tarts and quiches. Even more alluring to serve along side grilled oily fish like trout, as well as a peppered ahi tuna steak.