For its 35th vintage, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc celebrates in style with this elegant classic. 2019 provided the ideal conditions to make the style of wine for which Cloudy Bay is famous - bright, vibrant, with an elegant balance of tropical and citrus characters.
Defined New Zealand's wine and established the Marlborough wine region globally.
The Sauvignon Blanc harvest commenced on March 15th and was completed on April 2nd, the earliest finish to a Sauvignon Blanc harvest in the 34 years since Cloudy Bay was founded. Fruit was picked with ripe flavour and a delicious concentration.
Following the harvest, the free-run was cold-settled, before racking and inoculation with selected yeast. Fermentation was carried out primarily in stainless steel tanks, with approximately 5% of the blend fermented at warmer temperatures in old French oak vats. As usual, our Sauvignon Blanc was blended stringently from 82 different portions to include only the best.