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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright, focused citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound, supported by subtle tropical notes. A silky, concentrated palate reveals ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Its racy acidity leads towards mouthwatering, persistent finish, suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc with ageability. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 93 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2015 (#21)' by Wine Spectator.

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Cloudy Bay Vineyards:
Cloudy Bay has been the benchmark New Zealand wine, from the iconic New Zealand winemaker Kevin Judd, since its founding in 1985 as one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough. The ultra-premium wines express the purity and intensity of fruit flavors naturally afforded by the top vineyard sites and maritime climate.

External Reviews for Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/18/2016

Nose: Citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound; supported by subtle tropical notes. Palate: Silky and concentrated, revealing ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Harvest: The quick Sauvignon Blanc harvest began on March 25th and was complete 11 days later: the second earliest finish to harvest ever at Cloudy Bay. Vinification: Following harvest, the free-run juice was cold settled for 48-96 hours before ranking. Fermentation was primarily carried out in stainless steel with a mixture of cultured and wild yeasts. Approximately 10% of the juice was fermented at warmer temperature in old French oak barriques and large format oak vats. Our Sauvignon Blanc was stringently blended, including only the strongest batches.



Bright, focused citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound, supported by subtle tropical notes. A silky, concentrated palate reveals ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Its racy acidity leads towards mouthwatering, persistent finish, suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc with ageability. Not yet reviewed; 2014 vintage rated 93 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2015 (#21)' by Wine Spectator.

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