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Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021

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Described as ‘a chardonnay for connoisseurs’, this elegant, ripe and well-balanced wine is ideal for serving with food, and comes in a bespoke redesigned bottle with an embossed outline of the mountain range that surrounds and protects Cloudy Bay’s vineyards.
It's the result of a year of challenging and unsettled weather conditions in the region, which led to a significant reduction in crop levels. Although the yield was low, the soil environment was prime, so the fruit picked for this vintage developed full flavour on the vine and maintained a high acid level.
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Set of 6 glasses
Cloudy Bay Signature Wine Glass
£78.00
CLOUDY BAY JIM WHITE

TASTING NOTES:
Refined and elegant

Aroma

This wine is open and expressive on the nose, with strong notes of stone fruit and orchard blossoms, and subtle hints of crème pâtissière and hazelnut.

Taste

The palate is taut and vibrant with mouthwatering citrus freshness framing a core of conference pear and white nectarines. There's a touch of toasty oak mingled with savoury textures that leads into a long and elegant finish.

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Jim White

Winemaker, Cloudy Bay

HOW TO ENJOY WHITE WINE

HOW TO ENJOY:
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021

  • How to serve - Enjoy in a Cloudy Bay wine glass to fully explore the depth of aroma and flavour
     
  • Service temperature - 10-12°C
     
  • When to drink - Ready to drink now
     
  • Alcohol by volume - 13.50 % Vol.
     
  • Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place, and away from vibrations
     
  • Health warning - Contains sulphites
     
  • Closure - Screw cap
     
  • Dosage - Dry
     
BLEND & ORIGIN WINES

BLEND AND ORIGIN:
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021

Made from a blend of fruit from vines grown in the warm, gravelly soils of the Wairau Valley and the cooler, dense clays of the Southern Valleys.
 

The full-flavoured, concentrated and complex fruits from these two complementary soils are combined to give a wonderful balance of fruity ripeness and citrusy elegance.
 

After gentle pressing, the juice is settled and racked before being transferred to French oak barriques (15% of which are new).
 

Here, the wine rests in the barrel for 11 months before blending and bottling.

FOOD PAIRING CLOUDY BAY

FOOD PAIRING:
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021

A great gastronomic alternative to burgundy that pairs especially well with food. Serve it alongside flavoursome seafood dishes such as spaghetti vongole, or smoky, chargrilled dishes, such as smoked aubergine with griddled flatbreads. It also pairs well with dishes made with tomatoes and peppers, soft cheeses, cream sauces and citrus and garlic flavours.

FOOD PAIRING CLOUDY BAY

FOOD PAIRING:
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay 2021

A great gastronomic alternative to burgundy that pairs especially well with food. Serve it alongside flavoursome seafood dishes such as spaghetti vongole, or smoky, chargrilled dishes, such as smoked aubergine with griddled flatbreads. It also pairs well with dishes made with tomatoes and peppers, soft cheeses, cream sauces and citrus and garlic flavours.