2015 Pinot Noir, Greywacke, Marlborough, New Zealand
"Kevin Judd's 2015 Pinot Noir is in the dark-fruited style of the vintage, marked by notes of black cherries, cola and spice. It's only medium-bodied, with silky tannins and crisp acids, but it shows the concentrated character found in many of Marlborough's 2015 Pinots. It should drink well for up to decade." Joe Czerwinski
The name 'Greywacke' was adopted by Kevin for his first Marlborough vineyard located in Rapaura in recognition of the high prevalence of rounded greywacke river stones in the soils of the vineyard, a sedimentary rock which is widely found in Marlborough. Kevin Judd is also New Zealand's finest wine photographers.
After fermentation the wine was pressed, racked and filled to French oak barriques (40% new). Aged in barrel separately for 18 months.
This wine is deep ruby red in colour with vibrant aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberries and plum jam. An opulent style of Marlborough Pinot layered with notes of cloves, star anise and tea. On the palate, it has fine tannins and a generous, long and lively finish.