Sauvignon Blanc

75cl

Mild & sunny growing conditions followed an ideal spring, developing ripe concentrated flavours within an elegant package.

Mild & sunny growing conditions followed an ideal spring, developing ripe concentrated flavours within an elegant package.



The iconic wine behind the Cloudy Bay tale

Defined New Zealand's wine and established the Marlborough wine region globally.


Nose
Zesty lime and grapefruit aromas, followed by nectarine and lemongrass tones
Palate
Fresh and focused with ripe citrus, stonefruit, fennel and mineral notes
Marlborough
Vineyards located in the Rapaura, Fairhall, Renwick and Brancott sub-regions of the Wairau Valley
Free-draining gravel based soils with shallow sandy-loam horizons
clear sky
Today
11°C
52°F
Tim Heath
Senior Winemaker
Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc displays a set of aromas and flavours which we particularly enjoy at Cloudy Bay. It is a wine led by citrus and stone fruit, shying away from anything overtly tropical.
How it was made

Harvest

Harvest 2013 was rather compressed with varieties ripening at similar rates due to the remarkably uniform growing season. Harvest of our Sauvignon Blanc fruit commenced on March 29th and lasted just two weeks. Crop levels were well balanced and slightly below average. Fruit was harvested during the cool of the night and early morning.

Vinification

Free-run juice was cold settled for 48-96 hours before racking. Fermentation was primarily carried out in stainless steel with a mixture of cultured and wild yeasts. A small percentage was fermented at warmer temperatures in old French oak barriques and large format oak vats. Our sauvignon
blanc was stringently blended, including only the strongest 55 batches from a total of 76 distinct parcels.

Must know
Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Marlborough
  • For consumption 8°C 10°C
  • Cellaring potential 10Years
    min
  • Alcohol 13.4 %
  • Vintage 2013
  • pH 3.10
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bottling August 2013
  • Harvest
    Friday, March 29, 2013 to Monday, April 15, 2013
  • Residual sugar 1.8 g/L
  • Acid 7.8 g/L
  • Closure Screwcap