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Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

 Yvonne Lorkin  January 16, 2023

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021, New Zealand Choosing fruit grown across a smorgasbord of great sites in Marlborough’s Wairau and Southern Valley’s, this nighttime-harvested sauvignon was crafted in individual vineyard batches that were left on their yeast lees for 3months before the final blend was created then it was bottled in mid-August. This has added a creamy complexity to the…

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

New for BC: Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

 Yvonne Lorkin  September 28, 2021

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018 (BC $47.99) If you’d like to sip more sauvignon, but don’t want to deal with all that grassiness and squinty acidity, then this is for you. Crafted by winemaking legend Kevin Judd, the ‘wild’ has an extra injection of toasty, slightly smoky, funky notes from fermentation with indigenous, or ‘wild’ yeasts in French oak barrels. …

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Sauvignon Blanc – Get Past the Gooseberry, Let’s Talk About New Zealand Wine

 mywinepal  May 4, 2020

The first wine you probably tasted from New Zealand was probably Sauvignon Blanc, and probably it was from Cloudy Bay from the Marlborough region.  People know this wine style and recognize it as being from New Zealand.  But are consumer and sommelier’s expectations changing with regard to this wine from New Zealand?  I attended an online wine seminar about New…

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Quick Review: Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2018

 mywinepal  April 8, 2020

What is greywacke, and why would a winery in New Zealand give itself that name? First, greywacke is a sandstone that contains a significant amount of silt and/or clay. According to the University of Auckland in New Zealand, greywacke “…comprises a large percentage of the basement rock of New Zealand, and so is an important rock type throughout the country….

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

 mywinepal  December 19, 2019  1 Comment on MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Rated Wines for 2019

This year I had many wines that I tasted this year that almost made my 5-star category; 27 white wines and 45 red wines.  These wines I rated as 4.5-5 stars.  When I check over them again, I can remember how much I enjoyed these wines.  Having a 4.5-5 or a 5-star rating does not mean that you need to…

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New Zealand Wine: Welcome to Pure Discovery 2019

 mywinepal  May 4, 2019

New Zealand is well-known for producing fresh vibrant Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines; both cool climate grapes.  But with global warming warmer climate grapes like Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah are also successfully grown and produce quality wines in New Zealand.  Recently I attended a New Zealand trade tasting, and many of my favourite wines were Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot…