Greywacke Late Harvest Riesling 2011 Half

Marlborough
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£22.25 per half bottle
18 in stock

93 Points - James Suckling

Very attractive clotted cream and lime curd on the nose, gently spicy and really pristine. The palate has a very smooth spicy citrus thread, with saffron, lime curd and lemon; bright and pure, balanced, powerful, terrific sticky wine.

Taste & Aroma

Score:93

Very attractive clotted cream and lime curd on the nose, gently spicy and really pristine. The palate has a very smooth spicy citrus thread, with saffron, lime curd and lemon; bright and pure, balanced, powerful, terrific sticky wine.

James Suckling on Aug 13th, 2016

Producer

Kevin Judd is the man behind the Greywacke label – named in recognition of the high number of rounded greywacke river stones found in the soils of the vineyard. He registered the name back in 1993 whilst working as chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay, with the vague notion that one day he might use it on a wine label of his own. This notion became a reality in 2009 when he established his own label and produced his first wine – the Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc which displayed Kevin’s famed style. The wines are made by Kevin at the Dog Point Winery in Marlborough where he has a close relationship with long-standing friends and industry colleagues, Ivan Sutherland and James Healy. His range now includes a Wild Sauvignon Blanc, a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as well as limited releases of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, all of which show his vast experience and incredible passion.

Greywacke

Region

New Zealand is split between the North Island and South Island and the Marlborough region is situated in the North of the South Island. The climate here is the hottest in the country meaning that this wine producing region is expanding quickly. Of course, Sauvignon Blanc does well here and is increasingly becoming more and more popular due to its naturally herbaceous character and lean and refreshing style much loved by Western wine drinkers. Wineries Greywacke and Dog Point both have delicious Sauvignon Blanc wines with typical Marlborough characteristics. Red wines, mainly Pinot Noir also grow well in this region and an excellent example of a Pinot Noir from this area is the Akitu Pinot Noir which comes highly recommended from Vinorium staff!

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