Chardonnay

Powerful and exotic, the 2015 Chardonnay is an embodiment of the artistry and the craft of Cloudy Bay.

Powerful and exotic, the 2015 Chardonnay is an embodiment of the artistry and the craft of Cloudy Bay.



Deliciously savoury

The widespread international aromatic grape variety has proudly been part of the Cloudy Bay portfolio since 1986.


Nose
exotic flavours of orange blossom and preserved lemon with an undertow of smoky lees character.
Palate
classic characters of zesty grapefruit and citrus rind. The wine lingers with roasted hazelnut notes and linseed flavours on the finish.
Marlborough
Four vineyard blocks located in separated sub-regions: Brancott, Fairhall, Ben Morven and Central Wairau Valley
Mix of free-draining gravel and loam based soils
clear sky
Today
13°C
56°F
Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker
The 2015 Chardonnay is savoury and complex, a wine whose deftly woven aromatics give way to power on the palate
How it was made

Harvest

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.

Vinification

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.

Must know
Chardonnay 2015
Marlborough
  • For consumption 10°C 12°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years
    min
  • Alcohol 13.1 %
  • Vintage 2015
  • pH 3.16
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Bottling April 2016
  • Harvest Friday, March 13, 2015 to Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Residual sugar 2.0 g/L
  • Acid 6.5 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap