Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc White Wine 2019 75cl
The Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019 White Wine is the latest vintage release by this iconic winery. Cloudy Bay has built a reputation for refined, elegant Sauvignon Blanc and the 2019 vintage is no exception. The grapes survived a year of varying weather conditions that finishing very warm and dry helping the grapes to ripen perfectly.
"This vintage is likely to be remembered as one of the great Marlborough vintages" - Jim White, Cloudy Bay Technical DirectorRead more...
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93 Points - MaryAnn Worobiec "Vibrant and expressive with bold Key Lime, passionfruit and tangerine flavours that are succulent and show off details of litsea, lemon verbena and makrut lime leaf accented by a vibrant thread of acidity."Grape: Sauvignon BlancThe 2019 season started with an early budburst after a mild winter and warm early spring. Cool and unsettled weather came through the region in late Spring, around the time of flowering, leading to lower yields than average. This unsettled weather continued through December but was replaced after Christmas with consistent conditions. A period of warm and dry weather extended all the way into harvest, allowing fruit to ripen evenly on the vines. Canopy work was undertaken to ensure bunches received optimum levels of exposure to allow full flavour development, with the resulting fruit proving concentrated and complex. Around eighty parcels of wine were tasted by the Cloudy Bay blending committee and only the very best parcels chosen for the blend.Immediately expressive in the glass, with notes of bright, ripe citrus, kaffir lime, passionfruit and white peach. The palate is vibrant and mouthwatering, with concentrated, juicy tropical notes melding with zesty citrus, stone fruits and subtle notes of orchard blossom. The palate is underpinned by a lively grapefruit acidity, carrying the intense fruit characters through to an impressively long finish.
This expressive, bright and ripe Sauvignon Blanc was blended stringently from 82 different portions to include only the best. The harvest commenced on March 15th and was completed on April 2nd, the earliest finish to a Sauvignon Blanc harvest in the 34 years since Cloudy bay was founded. Fruit was picked with ripe flavours and a delicious concentration.
More Information Wine Brand Cloudy Bay Country New Zealand Volume (cl) 75 ABV (% vol) 13 Wine Style Dry White Wine Expression Citrus, Crisp, Elegant Wine Region Marlborough Closure Screw Cap Gift boxed NoWrite Your Own Review