White Wine New Zealand
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a fan favorite for its bold flavor and refreshing character. Its intense aromas of ripe citrus, tropical fruit, and floral notes tantalize the senses while its crisp, dry finish leaves you wanting more. It's no wonder why this wine is so popular - it's a perfect balance of complexity and approachability!
A Little Trivia
The Greywacke winery was founded by the former drummer of the British rock band Genesis, Kevin "Caveman" Shushtari. It is said that he sings to his Sauvignon Blanc grapes to give them their unique flavor.
History of This Wine
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc was created by Kevin Judd, the former winemaker of Cloudy Bay. After leaving Cloudy Bay in 2008, he established Greywacke in 2009 and released his first vintage of Sauvignon Blanc in 2010. Since then, the wine has become a benchmark for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and is highly sought after around the world.
Notable vintages include the 2011 vintage which was awarded 95 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and the 2014 vintage which won a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge. The 2017 vintage was also awarded 93 points from James Suckling and 94 points from Decanter Magazine.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is a crisp and vibrant white wine with notes of citrus, stone fruit, and herbal aromas. It pairs well with seafood dishes like grilled salmon or shrimp scampi, as well as salads, light cheeses, and vegetable-based dishes like roasted vegetables or ratatouille. Its fresh acidity also makes it an ideal companion for spicy dishes like Thai curries or Mexican enchiladas.