05 October 2017

New Vintage Release: Sauvignon Blanc 2017

For its 33rd vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc reaffirms its outstanding quality. Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is an elegant wine revealing bright citrus aromas of kaffir lime and exuberant notes of grape fruit, along with nectarine-like aromas. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc vineyards are located in the heart of the Wairau Valley, in Marlborough.

The 2017 vintage benefited from ideal growing conditions, with warm temperatures and excellent weather during the ripening season. Cyclone Debbie hit New Zealand during the harvest and affected wineries across
the Marlborough region.

The Cloudy Bay grapes achieved maturity early in the season. The fruits that were not harvested before the heavy rains were dropped and left in the vineyards.

Tim Heath, Senior Winemaker of Cloudy Bay said: “Cloudy Bay 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent vintage that reveals an elegant and concentrated palate with ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a lovely minerality. Its crisp acidity leads to a mouth-watering and persistent finish suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc that will age well.”

“The production of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is lower to meet our quality and stylistic standards. We have focused on quality over quantity.” added Tim Heath.

The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a new invitation from Cloudy Bay to Come and Sail Away.

For more information about this new vintage, please refer to the wine collection tab.