Greywacke, Marlborough Pinot Noir, 2018
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
This wine is deep ruby red in colour with vibrant aromas of red fruit and spices: juicy cherries, strawberries and cranberries. An opulent style of Marlborough Pinot layered with notes of star anise, clove and dark tobacco and subtle hints of rose and lavender. On the palate, it has fine tannins, a classic cool-climate vibrancy and a smoky, long finish.
Greywacke was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd, chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay from its inception for 25 years and instrumental in the international recognition which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc enjoys now. 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.