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    Greywacke, Wild Ferment Sauvignon

    75cl Bottle
    New Zealand
    ABV: 14%
    Method: Vegan
    Closure: Screw Cap
    Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
    Grower name: Kevin Judd
    Style: Dry & Complex White
    Vintage: 2021
    Wine Type: White

    £32.20 Per Bottle

    A new Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a difference. It has unusually been matured in oak adding delicate flavours and softening the wine. It is fermented using indigenous yeast and had time on the lees.

    This delicious Sauvignon was created in 2009 by Kevin Judd who at one time was chief winemaker at the famous Cloudy Bay.

    The name ‘Greywacke’ was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura. This was in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard.

    Greywacke is a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough and also in the Rhinogydd mountains close to Dolgellau!

    Kevin Judd is also New Zealand’s finest wine and wild life photographer and has published a book ‘The Landscape of New Zealand Wine’.


    This is a great Sauvignon Blanc. It has unusually been in oak and this has softened some of the acidity. It has undergone cool fermentation and very gentle pressing all helping to keep a really fresh juice.

    This was then allowed to undergo a spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation and has spent time on the lees. Approximately 1/3 underwent malolactic fermentation and it has also had time in oak. It has aromas of summer fruit such as peaches and nectarines with a hint of dill and wood smoke from the French oak ageing.

    Once transferred from the oak the wine is left on the lees for a further eight months before bottling which adds to the texture. The palate is full with flavours of citrus and stone fruit with crisp acidity and notes of flint with a long, dry finish.


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