Greywacke (pronounced Greywacky) is the Marlborough label of the Judd family and the name of New Zealand’s most abundant bedrock. These understated grey river stones are found throughout Marlborough’s rivers and alluvial vineyard soils. All the Greywacke vineyards are sustainably managed with substantial and increasing proportions coming from organically farmed sites. Kevin Judd is one of Marlborough’s pioneer winemakers whose career is intrinsically linked with the global profile of New Zealand wine. Kevin was the winemaker behind the iconic, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon back when it first gained global plaudits and recognition.
Breakfast or dessert? Toasted brioche, lightly buttered with a generous dollop of grapefruit marmalade, or a lemon curd tart garnished with lemon blossom petals and sprinkled with toasted hazelnuts. An elaborate fusion of sweet-scented aromatics and a smoky, nutty savouriness that carries through onto a wonderfully dry, flinty palate. A rich, opulent wine that has great concentration, tight structure and excellent ageing potential.