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12th December 2010

Greywacke, Sauvignon Blanc 2010, New Zealand
Greywacke (named after the greywacke pebbles that are strewn around the vineyards of Marlborough) is an interesting project from Kevin Judd, the man who created the Cloudy Bay wines and who has been instrumental in writing the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc story. It is a very personal project, featuring Kevin's photography on the labels and the wines made from parcels of fruit he has selected, in a winery 'borrowed' from Dog Point Vineyards. The wine itself is a terrific expression of Marlborough Sauvignon, with huge intesity on the nose and palate. Aromas of fresh cut limes and leafy green herbs precede a palate that is hugely concentrated, with a deal of mid-palate weight and texture, but the vibrantly expressive flavours powering through. Acidity is intense too, leaving this clean and dry and with real persistence. Food matching ideas and a list of independent stockists in the video. Around £13 - £15, see all stockists on

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