In 1985, Cloudy Bay released its first Sauvignon Blanc. 30 years on, as they launch their flagship 30th Anniversary vintage, they maintain the same devotion to quality and consistency that generated their success from their very first year.
Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit for the Cloudy Bay Marlborough wines comes from the Cloudy Bay Estate vineyard in Rapaura, the "Widow's Block" in Renwick, the "Mustang" vineyard in Brancott Valley and the "Barracks Block" in the Omaka Valley. These sources are supplemented by fruit from a small number of long-time contract growers. The winemakers are Nick Blampied-Lane, Tim Heath and Sarah Burton, with Jim White as viticulturist. They are responsible for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the main white wines made.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Bottle Price: £24.99 Case Bottle Price: £22.49
Intense and vibrant on the nose with abundant citrus aromatics of grapefruit and lime zest, accompanied by subtle tropical notes. There's bright gooseberry on the palate with ripe stone fruit, lemon grass and hints of minerality all balanced by mouthwatering acidity. Another outstanding vintage from Cloudy Bay.
The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon 2015 shall be open for tasting in Crossgar on Saturday the 31st of October. Pop in and give it a try!