Powerful and exotic, the 2015 Chardonnay is an embodiment of the artistry and the craft of Cloudy Bay.
The widespread international aromatic grape variety has proudly been part of the Cloudy Bay portfolio since 1986.
In 2015 there was an immediate clarity of Chardonnay flavour from the moment that the fruit was received in the winery. The harvest season commenced on March 13th and culminated on March 31st.
After gentle pressing, the juice was pumped into barrels. The vinification utilised naturally occurring yeast populations to undergo a wild fermentation. A portion of the wine was fermented with full solids in order to build additional texture and complexity in the wine. After fermentation the wine rested in French oak barrel for one year of maturation.