Established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay Vineyards is situated in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island. This unique and cool wine region enjoys a maritime climate with the longest hours of sunshine of any place in New Zealand. Cloudy Bay has estate vineyards located at prime sites within the Wairau Valley, and long-term supply agreements with five Wairau Valley growers. The main varieties grown are sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir with lesser quantities of gewurztraminer, Riesling, and pinot gris.
What The Critics Say
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
A powerful Marlborough wine with impressively concentrated, savoury, lemony, mealy flavours and a proven ability to mature well over the long haul. The grapes are sourced from numerous company-owned and growers' vineyards at Brancott, Fairhall, Benmorven and in the Central Wairau Valley. The wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barriques (18 per cent new in 2015), lees-aged in barrels for a year to 15 months, and most goes through a softening malolactic fermentation. Light lemon/green, the 2015 vintage (4.5*) is a very elegant, youthful wine, full-bodied and tightly-structured, with vibrant, citrusy flavours, showing excellent vigour and depth, a subtle seasoning of oak, good complexity and obvious potential; drink now or cellar.
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