19 October 2015

Cloudy Bay 30th Anniversary

In 1985, Cloudy Bay captivated the wine world with its aromatic and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc. In 2015, to celebrate its 30 year pedigree, Cloudy Bay has released a limited range of rare back-vintage Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines from the Estate library. 

To select these back-vintage wines the Cloudy Bay winemaking team tasted through all of the vintages from the last 30 years, reflecting on each growing season and its natural imprint on the resulting wines. Over time the wines show the refinement and evolution of the Cloudy Bay house style.  Thirty years on, the team has a much more innate understanding of its preferred Marlborough vineyard sites. Only certain parts of Marlborough suit the Cloudy Bay house style and it is by rigorous trial and selection over time that Cloudy Bay has delineated those signature sites.  

“These wines offer a window on to the history of Cloudy Bay and the Marlborough wine region itself”, says Estate Director Ian Morden.  “We look forward to the even deeper understanding of our place in New Zealand which the next 30 years will bring.”

Those rare back-vintage wines, presented in a bespoke collector’s case inspired by the architectural form of the Cloudy Bay Shack; currently showcased at the winery Cellar Door.