GREYWACKE, WILD SAUVIGNON BLANC
MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND 2018
If there's one white you buy all year, make it this one.
No hype, no hyperbole.
You might not know the name Kevin Judd, but you're no doubt intimately acquainted with his work. Judd put Cloudy Bay on the map, and was instrumental in bringing the wines of the Marlborough region (and indeed, all of New Zealand) to the world stage. Greywacke is his labor of love, and it has all the distinctiveness and soul of a wine that speaks with a single voice.
White wines in general don't garner as much attention as reds (or, frankly, as much attention as they should), but this one is so far proving too irresistible to the wine press. It claimed a coveted spot in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 for 2022, while James Suckling awarded it 95 points, breaking out an array of palate-priming adjectives: "silky ... seamless ... subtle, nuanced, and delicious."
It's a flat-out brilliant wine, and we are so excited to be able to bring it to you for a best price of less than $28 a bottle – an incredible value for a wine this delicious, this complex, this versatile.
What separates what Judd calls his Wild Sauvignon Blanc from a slew of pretenders?
Most crucially, he gave it a slow fermentation with indigenous yeast, stirring the lees occasionally to enhance the texture, and then fermented and aged the wine in barrique. The result is a complexity and dimension that most New World Sauvignon Blancs are missing.
It also manages to be unusually balanced for a Sauvignon Blanc, in spite of its acidity, with a finish as lengthy as it is bright.
Here it is, folks – the white that goes with nearly everything: with garlic shrimp; with paella, with roast chicken, with Caesar salads ... even with a modest little lunch of egg salad sandwiches and chips.
This is one you'll want by the case, not the bottle – trust me. But order now before our quantities run out!
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