Product DetailsVibrant, fresh and zesty, Sauvignon Blanc 2016 embodies the essence of its origins. It is a captivating expression of New Zealand's Marlborough region and the flagship wine of this much-loved estate. Unmistakable aromas, ripe fruit flavours and a fine structure distinguish this sauvignon blanc. Cloudy Bay’s 32nd vintage continues the estate’s legacy of excellence.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 8-10ºC
- When to drink - Drink now through 2026
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Screw Cap
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Blend and Origin
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The grapes for this 100% sauvignon blanc were grown in the Wairau Valley, with the Richmond Ranges to the west and Wither Hills to the east. 2016 was marked by a cool start, but warm months leading to the harvest followed. The majority of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, with 3% moved to old French oak barriques and large-format vats for texture and complexity.
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Seafood pairings work best
Allow the vibrancy of this wine to come to the fore by pairing with delicately flavoured dishes. Raw oysters make a perfect starter, as would asparagus with a drizzle of balsamic.
Try steamed mussels with parsley and garlic, or with lemongrass and Thai basil. Alternatively, salmon maki provides texture and complements the sauvignon blanc’s intense aromas.