Greywacke 2011 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

The growth experienced and recognition garnered by Kevin and Kimberley Judd’s ‘Greywacke’ label from Marlborough since its beginning in 2009 has been phenomenal. Those who understand the 25 years of experience Kevin had at the iconic Cloudy Bay winery and the quality of the fruit mostly from the Southern Valleys vineyards owned by friends Ivan and Margaret Sutherland, will not be surprised. The Greywacke style is at the cutting edge of style development with subtle complexities and textures that take the wines well-beyond straightforward fruit expression that is a hallmark of New Zealand wine.

It’s fascinating and simultaneously wonderful to compare the Judd’s Greywacke wines with the Dog Point wines of the Sutherlands and Healy’s who they are great mates and share the winemaking facilities with. Both labels share this path of evolution of complexity and texture, but the Greywacke wines to me have a greater sweetness of fruit, making them less strict and firm, and more accessible and rich. I don’t believe there’s any rivalry between these good friends, except in the consumers’ minds, but I’m sure the Judds, Sutherlands and Healys all enjoy comparing each other’s wines as much as I and many enthusiasts do. Here, I review the new 2011 burgundian varietal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir releases. www.greywacke.com


  • Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2011
  • Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

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