Greywacke, Marlborough Chardonnay, 2016
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Chardonnay
WA: 92 points
Kevin Judd’s Chardonnay is an alluring combination of peaches and yellow grapefruit, with aromas of nougat, vanilla beans and marzipan. Savoury on the palate with great complexity, texture and concentration.
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.