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Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2016 75cL - Clos19

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Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2016

Bottle - 75 cL

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2016

Bottle - 75 cL
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15% OFF ON ORDERS ABOVE 100€ WITH THE CODE 'CELLAR15'
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  • Product Details

    This vibrant, expressive vintage embodies the adventurous spirit which first inspired Te Koko. Made through wild fermentation and aged in old French oak, it showcases this alternative style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

    Cloudy Bay’s winemakers sourced the 2016's grapes from some of the oldest vines in four select vineyards, during one of Marlborough’s driest seasons. The result is a wine of zesty, tropical aromas and a concentrated, complex palate.
  • How to enjoy

    • Service temperature - 10-12°C
    • 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 - 13.0%
  • Blend and Origin

    The wine's Sauvignon Blanc grapes (100%) were grown on some of the oldest vines in four vineyards within Marlborough’s Rapaura and Renwick regions. Their soils particularly suit this grape, yielding intense fruit with powerful structure. Fermented in French oak barrels (8% new) with indigenous yeasts, it rested on fine lees for 15 months, for Te Koko’s unique texture and acid profile.


THE WILD SIDE OF CLOUDY BAY

A legend lives on
A legend lives on

Te Koko’s story begins with the legend of Kupe, a Tahitian explorer said to have chased an octopus across the Pacific and discovered a spectacular New Zealand bay. There, he dredged for oysters with a scoop and, in his honour, local Maori people named the bay Te Koko-o-Kupe (Kupe’s scoop), now known as Cloudy Bay. Inspired by his spirit of adventure, the Cloudy Bay estate dared to imagine a new style of Sauvignon Blanc, celebrated today in Te Koko 2016.

Thinking differently
Thinking differently

Te Koko is made from the same grape as the renowned Marlborough estate's Sauvignon Blanc – yet this wine follows a very different path. Te Koko's first vintage emerged in 1996, after Cloudy Bay’s winemakers broke the rules of New Zealand winemaking and began fermenting their wine with wild, indigenous yeasts. They aged their pioneering experiments in old French oak barrels – and so was born Te Koko’s savoury and richly textured character.

Harvest’s promise
Harvest’s promise

The 2016 vintage emerged from one of the driest seasons since winemaking began in Marlborough. Early on in the season, a series of frosts made life difficult for winemakers, right up until the vines flowered. But from January, the weather proved unusually warm. And by April, the grapes had achieved a ripeness to rival the superb 2015, 2014 and 2010 seasons. Handpicked over just seven days, they are showcased in this wine's expressive vibrancy.

THE WILD SIDE OF CLOUDY BAY

A legend lives on
A legend lives on

Te Koko’s story begins with the legend of Kupe, a Tahitian explorer said to have chased an octopus across the Pacific and discovered a spectacular New Zealand bay. There, he dredged for oysters with a scoop and, in his honour, local Maori people named the bay Te Koko-o-Kupe (Kupe’s scoop), now known as Cloudy Bay. Inspired by his spirit of adventure, the Cloudy Bay estate dared to imagine a new style of Sauvignon Blanc, celebrated today in Te Koko 2016.

Thinking differently
Thinking differently

Te Koko is made from the same grape as the renowned Marlborough estate's Sauvignon Blanc – yet this wine follows a very different path. Te Koko's first vintage emerged in 1996, after Cloudy Bay’s winemakers broke the rules of New Zealand winemaking and began fermenting their wine with wild, indigenous yeasts. They aged their pioneering experiments in old French oak barrels – and so was born Te Koko’s savoury and richly textured character.

Harvest’s promise
Harvest’s promise

The 2016 vintage emerged from one of the driest seasons since winemaking began in Marlborough. Early on in the season, a series of frosts made life difficult for winemakers, right up until the vines flowered. But from January, the weather proved unusually warm. And by April, the grapes had achieved a ripeness to rival the superb 2015, 2014 and 2010 seasons. Handpicked over just seven days, they are showcased in this wine's expressive vibrancy.