Product DetailsCloudy Bay’s Chardonnay 2014 finds a harmonious balance between fresh and rich, elegant and bold. This deliciously savoury wine gains further complexity from wild-yeast fermentation and ageing in oak. Great care in the vineyards and minimalist winemaking techniques preserve the concentrated fruit flavours of the chardonnay grapes in this fragrant, textured and finessed wine.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 10-12°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2024
- 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 Chardonnay 2014
This 100% chardonnay is sourced from four Marlborough blocks, each vineyard bringing a unique flavour profile and structure. After a challenging harvest, the grapes were brought to the winery for a gentle pressing. The juice was barrel-fermented in French oak (18% new) with wild yeasts, then aged on lees for a year to acquire its creamy mouthfeel and spicy complexity.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
More to try
Enhance savoury dishes with this chardonnay’s freshness
A dish of pumpkin and ricotta gnocchi drizzled with sage brown-butter sauce, or shiitake and bok choy dumplings will match the wine’s elegant aromas. Or simply serve with oysters.
The floral, buttery notes of the wine complement fish perfectly. Serve with crab ravioli with lemon butter, grilled halibut with tarragon beurre blanc and asparagus, or classic sole meunière.